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This telegram, dated February 27, 1956, from Ernest H. Smith, Chairperson of the Devil's Lake Sioux Tribal Council to United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick requests that Burdick oppose any amendment to US House Resolution 5566 (H. R. 5566) which proposed to extend the US Indian Claims Commission. There are some handwritten notes at the bottom of the telegram.
The Devil's Lake Sioux Tribe is now known as Spirit Lake Tribe (North Dakota) or Mni Wakan Oyate.
Telegram from Patrick Gourneau to Representative Burdick Regarding Extension of Indian Claims Commission, February 27, 1956
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Spirit Lake Tribe (North Dakota), Spirit Lake Tribe, Mni Wakan Oyate, Devil's Lake Sioux Tribe, Washington D. C., hearing, US Indian Claims Commission, extension, amendment, US House Resolution 5566, H. R. 5566
Spirit Lake Tribe (North Dakota), Spirit Lake Tribe, Mni Wakan Oyate, Devil's Lake Sioux Tribe, US Congress
Ernest H. Smith, Usher Burdick
Smith, Ernest H., "Telegram from Ernest Smith to Representative Burdick Regarding Extension of the Indian Claims Commission, February 27, 1956" (1956). Usher Burdick Papers. 361.