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This letter, dated May 16, 1956, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to Three Affiliated Tribes member Ben (B. J.) Youngbird responds to Youngbird's letter regarding per capita payments. Burdick informs Youngbird that nobody at the US Bureau of Indian Affairs has any information about a commitment made regarding $200 per capita payments. Burdick says that he is sending a copy of the report on the bill (presumably US Senate Bill 2151 (S. 2151)). He says that he does not have any extra copies of the Congressional Record prior to May 17.
Letter from Ben (B. J.) Youngbird to Representative Burdick Regarding US Senate Bill 2151 and Requesting Hearing Records, May 10, 1956
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, US Senate Bill 2151, S. 2151, per capita payments, relief, Congressional Record, Washington D.C.
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, US Bureau of Indian Affairs
Usher Burdick, Ben Youngbird, B. J. Youngbird, Barton Greenwood, Laura Page Knudson
Burdick, Usher, "Letter from Representative Burdick to Ben (B. J.) Youngbird Regarding Per Capita Payments, May 16, 1956" (1956). Usher Burdick Papers. 303.