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Matin Cross

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This letter, dated June 22, 1956, from Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Chairperson Martin Cross to United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick encloses a letter that Cross sent to the Secretary of the Interior regarding tribal elections.

The enclosed letter, dated June 22, 1956, from Cross to Secretary of the US Interior, Fred Seaton, explains the reasons behind the delay of tribal elections. Cross requests that the Secretary set an election date for the proposed amendments to the tribal constitution so that an election of new Tribal Council members can be called. A handwritten note at the top of the letter reads, "Copy--To: Usher L. Burdick."

See also:

Letter from Representative Burdick to Martin Cross Acknowledging Receipt of June 22 Letter, June 26, 1957

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, 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

Usher Burdick, Martin Cross, Laura Page Knudson, Fred Seaton

Letter from Martin Cross to Representative Burdick Enclosing Letter to the Secretary of the Interior Regarding Delay of Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Elections, June 22, 1956

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