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This unsigned letter, dated July 13, 1956, from "Commissioner" to United States (US) Bureau of Indian Affairs Aberdeen Area Director Benjamin Reifel is in reference to US Public Law 533, which provides for per capita payments to members of the Three Affiliated Tribes. Since the per capita payment authorized by this US Public Law is effectively the last of the funds held in trust for the tribes, the Commissioner would like to ensure that the Secretary is careful to "facilitate the spirit of the act." The Commissioner would like Reifel's views on the matter. A handwritten note on the letter reads, "per capita."
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, funds held in trust, per capita payments, US Public Law 533, PL-533
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, US Bureau of Indian Affairs
Commissioner, "Letter from Commissioner to Benjamin Reifel Regarding Public Law 553 and Per Capita Payments, July 13, 1956" (1956). Usher Burdick Papers. 312.