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This statement dated February 1953, by George S. Stephenson, addresses the issue of food availability for Native Americans. In this statement, Stephenson comments on wheat and corn being sold at a fraction of its value or burned as fuel, while tribal members did not have enough food. Stephenson calls on the United States Congress to pass an emergency relief bill to allocate one million bushels of wheat to be distributed to "American Indians."
There is a handwritten annotation at the top of the statement.
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wheat, corn, emergency relief, malnutrition, housing, Red River Valley Wheat Belt
United States Congress
Stephenson, George S., "Please Help Our Own American Indians: Give Them a Chance, They Will Make Good, February 1953" (1953). Usher Burdick Papers. 390.