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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.
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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
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, US House of Representatives
Usher Burdick, Martin Cross
Burdick, Usher, "Letter from Representative Burdick to Martin Cross Regarding House Joint Resolution 33, July 27, 1949" (1949). Usher Burdick Papers. 34.