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This letter dated October 23, 1951, from the Office of United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to Ralph M. Shane, acknowledges receipt of Shane's letter objecting to naming the Garrison reservoir "Lake Thompson." Burdick's assistant notes that Burdick is traveling to North Dakota and that the bill that would name the reservoir Lake Thompson has been tabled due to Burdick's intervention. The letter closes with an affirmation of Burdick's support for giving the reservoir an "Indian name."
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Garrison Dam, Garrison Diversion, Garrison Reservoir, Lake Thompson, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish
Ralph M. Shane, Usher Burdick
Office of Representative Burdick, "Letter from Office of Representative Burdick to Ralph M. Shane Regarding Reservoir Name, October 23, 1951" (1951). Usher Burdick Papers. 232.