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This handwritten letter dated December 8, 1948 from Three Affiliated Tribes member Martin Cross to United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick expands on a telegram that Cross sent on December 2 regarding the Three Affiliated Tribes delegates in Washington. Cross informs Burdick that Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Chairman Carl Whitman Jr. had made a public statement on November 19, 1948 stating that he would ask the tribal attorney Ralph H. Case to come to the reservation to work on a contract with the government; however, Whitman has traveled to Washington D.C. to work on the contract and Cross is "disillusioned and disappointed" with this change in plans. Cross describes other inconsistencies in communication from the Tribal Council that trouble him.
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council, delegation, Washington D.C., Garrison Dam Contract, Outline of Contract, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion
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
Martin Cross, Usher Burdick, Carl Whitman Jr., Ralph H. Case
Cross, Martin, "Letter from Martin Cross to Representative Burdick Regarding a Conflict Between Information Given by the Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council and the Actions of the Council, December 8, 1948" (1948). Usher Burdick Papers. 32.