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This letter, dated June 20, 1956, from the Solicitor of the Department of the Interior J. Reuel Armstrong to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs comments on the Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council elections and absentee voting. Armstrong directs the Commissioner to the Solicitor's June 8 opinion on absentee voting in which he indicated support for it. Regarding the question of if the Secretary of the Interior may call an election for tribal council, Armstrong indicates that the tribal constitution does not allow for the Secretary of the Interior to call for an election.

See also:

Memorandum from J. Reuel Armstrong, Solicitor, Regarding Voting Compliance in Amending Tribal Constitutions, June 8, 1956

Date of Work

6-20-1956

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, tribal election, conflict, Tribal Constitution, by-laws, redistricting, inundation, re-location, vote, absentee ballot, absentee voting, 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, US Department of the Interior

People Referenced

J. Reuel Armstrong

Memorandum from the Solicitor of the Department of the Interior to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs Regarding Proposed Elections on the Fort Berthold Reservation, June 20, 1956

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