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This letter dated February 7, 1953, from Attorney George S. Register to United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick, addresses Elizabeth L. McCleskey's employment as a social worker with the Indian Service at Standing Rock Reservation. Register writes that there was conflict between McCleskey and her supervisor, Mrs. Heineman, which resulted in Mr. Cooper, the Superintendent of the Aberdeen, South Dakota office, terminating McCleskey's employment. Register notes that their appeals have risen to the level of Secretary Oscar Chapman of the United States Department of the Interior. Register writes that many people are trying to aid McCleskey in an appeal of her wrongful termination, including United States Senator William Langer, and asks Burdick to assist in any way he can.
Letter from Representative Burdick to George Register Regarding Elizabeth McCleskey, February 17, 1953
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Elizabeth McCleskey, termination, social worker, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North and South Dakota, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Íŋyaŋ Woslál Háŋ
Continental Hotel, Quain & Ramstad Clinic, United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, United States Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North and South Dakota, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Íŋyaŋ Woslál Háŋ,
Usher Burdick, Elizabeth McCleskey, Elizabeth S. McCleskey, Mr. Cooper, Mrs. Heineman, L. H. Fredericks, William Langer, Oscar Chapman, Otto Krueger, Douglas McKay, Milton Young
Register, George, "Letter from George Register to Representative Burdick Regarding Elizabeth McCleskey, February 7, 1953" (1953). Usher Burdick Papers. 398.