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This letter, dated May 17, 1956, from Commissioner Glenn Emmons to United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick provides additional information on cattle losses reported by the Ripley family. Emmons reports that the family's cattle holdings have been reduced from 200 head to 80 head. Emmons further reports on loans that the family has received as well as the conditions on the family's farm which are inadequate for their cattle. Emmons informs Burdick that a copy of Riley's letter was sent to the Fort Berthold Agency and that the Superintendent has been instructed to help in every way he can.
Letter from Jackson Ripley to Wesley D'Ewart Regarding His Hardship in Ranching Since Construction of the Garrison Dam and a Complaint about the Tribal Council, March 27, 1956
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, ranch, cattle, losses, hardship, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, loans, livestock
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Fort Berthold Indian Agency
Usher Burdick, Jackson Ripley, Wesley D'Ewart, Glenn Emmons
Emmons, Glenn, "Letter from Glenn Emmons to Representative Burdick Regarding Ranching Hardships Experienced by Ripley Family, May 17, 1956" (1956). Usher Burdick Papers. 304.