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Pocahontas Hagy

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This letter to the editor published in the Bismarck (North Dakota)Tribune was written by Pocahontas Hagy of Abingdon, Virginia, and submitted by United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick into the Congressional Record on May 7, 1956. The letter asks--if segregation is unconstitutional, why are Indigenous people segregated onto reservations with few resources? The letter admonishes the way white men have treated Indigenous people in the United States. The letter calls for a righting of wrongs perpetrated.

Date of Work

5-7-1956

Keywords

segregation, reservation, resources, culture, citizenship, white man, Congressional Record, extension of remarks, Bismarck Tribune

Organizations Referenced

US Supreme Court, US Congress, US House of Representatives, Bismarck Tribune

People Referenced

Usher Burdick, Pocahontas Hagy

Letter from Pocahontas Hagy Sent to Bismarck Tribune, Submitted to the US House of Representatives Record, May 7, 1956

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