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This handwritten letter, dated April 16, 1956, from Carl Whitman, Jr. and James Hall, Sr. to United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick conveys frustration with the tribal council and the election problems the tribes have faced. Whitman and Hall note that the current council is not a representative body. They ask Burdick for his help is fixing this mess.

Date of Work

4-16-1956

Keywords

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, election, conflict, eligibility, voting, representation, inundation, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion

Organizations Referenced

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

People Referenced

Usher Burdick, Carl Whitman Jr., James Hall Sr.

Letter from Carl Whitman, Jr. and James Hall, Sr. to Representative Burdick Expressing a Desire for a Tribal Council Election, April 16, 1956

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