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This letter, dated April 2, 1956, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to Oscar Burr thanks Burr for his letter of March 30 and assures him that Burdick is doing all that he can to help members of the Three Affiliated Tribes in their relocation. Burdick acknowledges that the lands that the tribes were relocated to require different methods and more money to be profitable and that no mount of money can reimburse them for the loss of their rich bottomland, from which they were moved to make way for the Garrison Dam reservoir.
Letter from Oscar Burr to Representative Burdick with a Complaint About the Indian Relocation Program, March 30, 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
Usher Burdick, Oscar Burr
Burdick, Usher, "Letter from Representative Burdick to Oscar Burr Regarding More Difficult Conditions for the Three Affiliated Tribes Following their Relocation due to Construction of the Garrison Dam, April 2, 1956" (1956). Usher Burdick Papers. 240.