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Harold W. Case

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This letter dated March 12, 1958, from Reverend Harold W. Case to United States House Representative Usher Burdick, makes a case for naming the Garrison Dam reservoir Lake Sakakawea. Case acknowledges there is opposition to this proposal, but he argues that since the Hidatsa and tribal members of the Fort Berthold Reservation have suffered the most, it would be meaningful and right to name the lake after Sakakawea. Case also notes that naming the reservoir Lake Sakakawea would help towards the goal of increasing tourism to North Dakota. In a handwritten note after his signature, Case reveals he spent "35 years on Ft. Berthold."

At the time of writing, Case served as the director of the Community Relations Ministry of North Dakota, which was part of The Board of Home Missions of the Congregational and Christian Churches, based in New York.

Date of Work

3-12-1958

Keywords

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Missouri River Development Program, Garrison Dam, Garrison Diversion, Garrison Reservoir, Lake Sakakawea, H. R. 10445

Organizations Referenced

Community Relations Ministry of North Dakota, The Board of Home Missions of the Congregational and Christian Churches, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish

People Referenced

Usher Burdick, Sakakawea, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Truman B. Douglass, William F. Frazier, Stanley U. North

Letter from Harold W. Case to Representative Burdick Regarding Reservoir Name, March 12, 1958

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