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This letter, dated March 27, 1957, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to James Black Dog informs Black Dog of information Burdick has found regarding Black Dog's sister Lorraine Perkins (misspelled as "Lorainne Perkin") and her need for money to have running water installed in her home. Burdick reports that the US Bureau of Indian Affairs has said that this issue will need to be resolved through the Indian Agency Superintendent. Burdick writes that he is contacting Fort Berthold Agency Superintendent Owen Morken, and advises Black Dog to do the same. A handwritten note on the letter reads, "Indians."
Note: The spelling "Lorraine Perkins" is the one used by Morken in a subsequent letter. Because he also references Perkins's bank account information in the same letter, this spelling was deemed most likely to be the correct one.
Letter from James Black Dog to Representative Burdick Regarding Lorraine Perkins's Need for Funds to Have Running Water Installed in Her House, March 21, 1957
Letter from Representative Burdick to Owen Morken Regarding Lorraine Perkins's Need for Funds to Have Running Water Installed in Her House, March 27, 1957
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, relief, loan, relocation program, home improvements
Forth Berthold Indian Agency, US Bureau of Indian Affairs, Fort Berthold Indian Agency
Usher Burdick, James Black Dog, Lorainne Perkin, Lorraine Perkins, Owen Morken
Burdick, Usher, "Letter from Representative Burdick to James Black Dog Regarding Lorraine Perkins's Need for Funds to Have Running Water Installed in Her House, March 27, 1957" (1957). Usher Burdick Papers. 324.