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Usher Burdick

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This letter dated July 27, 1949 from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to Three Affiliated Tribes member Martin Cross informs Cross that the US House passed US House Joint Resolution 33 (H. J. 33). Burdick discusses the state of the bill and mentions that there is pressure to pass an agreement with the Three Affiliated Tribes because the government has already started construction on the Garrison Dam. A handwritten note on the letter reads, "Ind."

H. J. 33 became US Public Law 437 on October 29, 1949 and is better known as "The Taking Act" as it was the law that authorized acquisition of land from the Fort Berthold Reservation to be used for the construction of the Garrison Dam.

Date of Work

7-27-1949

Keywords

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, The Taking Act, US Public Law 437, US House Joint Resolution 33, H. J. 33, legislation

Organizations Referenced

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, US House of Representatives

People Referenced

Usher Burdick, Martin Cross

Letter from Representative Burdick to Martin Cross Regarding House Joint Resolution 33, July 27, 1949

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