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This handwritten letter, dated March 30, 1956, from Oscar Burr to United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick complains that the government officials involved with the Indian Relocation Program are "ill managed." Based on the response letter that Burdick sent on April 2, Burr is referring to the Three Affiliated Tribes who were moved from their homes in the bottom lands of the Missouri River due to construction of the Garrison Dam. Many who were relocated struggled to establish themselves in their new area, in part due to a lack of natural resources in that area.
Letter from Representative Burdick to Oscar Burr Regarding Aide Given to the Three Affiliated Tribes Following their Relocation due to Construction of the Garrison Dam, April 2, 1956
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, relocation, taken lands, hardship
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council, US Bureau of Indian Affairs
Oscar Burr, Usher Burdick
Burr, Oscar, "Letter from Oscar Burr to Representative Burdick with a Complaint About the Indian Relocation Program, March 30, 1956" (1956). Usher Burdick Papers. 238.