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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."

Date of Work

10-23-1951

Keywords

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

Organizations Referenced

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish

People Referenced

Ralph M. Shane, Usher Burdick

Letter from Office of Representative Burdick to Ralph M. Shane Regarding Reservoir Name, October 23, 1951

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