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This letter, dated April 10, 1957, from Commander Theodore Bolman of the American Legion Thomas F. Badgun Post #271 in Mandaree, on the Fort Berhold Reservation, to United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick encloses a resolution that the post recently presented to the Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council and to the North Dakota Governor [John Davis]. Bolman tells Burdick that he hopes Burdick will help solve some of the problems addressed in the resolution.
The resolution, which is enclosed with this document, addresses the destitution experienced by members of the Three Affiliated Tribes following their relocation from the Missouri bottomlands due to the construction of the Garrison Dam. The resolution describes several problems and proposes solutions for these problems that members believe will help provide relief to the tribes. The resolution is signed by Theodore Bolman and Oscar Burr.
Letter from Representative Burdick to Theodore Bolman Thanking him for Sending the Resolution from American Legion Post 271, April 15, 1957
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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 Council, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council, American Legion, Thomas F. Badgun Post #271, North Dakota Governor's Office
Theodore Bolman, Oscar Burr, William Langer, Usher Burdick, John Davis
Bolman, Theodore, "Letter from Theodore Bolman to Representative Burdick Enclosing American Legion Post 271 Resolution to the Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council, April 10, 1957" (1957). Usher Burdick Papers. 333.