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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.
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segregation, reservation, resources, culture, citizenship, white man, Congressional Record, extension of remarks, Bismarck Tribune
US Supreme Court, US Congress, US House of Representatives, Bismarck Tribune
Usher Burdick, Pocahontas Hagy
Hagy, Pocahontas, "Letter from Pocahontas Hagy to Editor of Bismarck Tribune, Submitted to the Congressional Record by Representative Burdick, May 7, 1956" (1956). Usher Burdick Papers. 287.