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This letter, dated May 8, 1958, from Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Chairperson Carl Whitman, Jr. to United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick informs Burdick that the US Bureau of Indian Affairs is having a difficult time finding teachers to work at the Federal Boarding and Day Schools, including those on the Fort Berthold Reservation. Whitman references a general shortage of teachers and notes that North Dakota pays public school teachers more than what the Bureau is allowed to offer. He notes that if there is a way to authorize a raise for teachers then it may be easier to fill vacancies on the reservations. Whitman notes that the situation is critical.
Letter from Representative Burdick to Carl Whitman, Jr. Regarding the Teacher Shortage on the Fort Berthold Reservation, May 12, 1958
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, schools, day schools, federal boarding schools, teacher shortage, salary, public school, entrance salary, children, education
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, US Bureau of Indian Affairs, US Department of the Interior
Usher Burdick, Carl Whitman Jr., Olaf Nelson
Whitman, Carl Jr., "Letter from Carl Whitman, Jr. to Representative Burdick Regarding a Shortage of Teachers on the Fort Berthold Reservation, May 8, 1958" (1958). Usher Burdick Papers. 343.