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This letter, dated June 22, 1956, from J. Reuel Armstrong, Solicitor of the United States (US) Department of the Interior to US Representative Usher Burdick comments on absentee ballot voting in Three Affiliated Tribes tribal elections. Armstrong says that he will enclose a copy of the June 8 opinion on absentee voting in which Armstrong says that it should be permitted. Regarding Burdick's question about tribal members drawing a stipend, Armstrong provides two excerpts from the tribal constitution which provide guidelines for salaries and stipends for tribal council members. The June 8 opinion is not enclosed with this document. A handwritten note at the top of the letter reads, "Tribal Elections."

See also:

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

Date of Work

6-22-1956

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, Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana, Blackfeet Nation, Aamsskáápipikani, Piikani, tribal election, conflict, Tribal Constitution, by-laws, redistricting, inundation, re-location, vote, absentee ballot, absentee voting, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, stipend, salary

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, Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana, Blackfeet Nation, Aamsskáápipikani, Piikani, US Department of the Interior

People Referenced

J. Reuel Armstrong, Usher Burdick

Letter from J. Reuel Armstrong to Representative Burdick Regarding the Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Elections, June 22, 1956

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