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This letter, dated February 8, 1949, from Alfred Demontigny of Rolla, North Dakota to United States (US) Senator William Langer addresses North Dakota Representative Usher Burdick's speech titled, "Privation among the Indians of North Dakota" from the 81st US Congress. Demontigny writes that he appreciates Burdick's efforts, and goes on to describe the winter conditions on an unnamed reservation, explaining that the Natives do not have enough food because of the snow and still have to work at $0.75 per hour in order to receive food orders.

Date of Work

2-8-1949

Keywords

food relief, reservation relief, "Privation among the Indians of North Dakota", Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, Mikinaakwajiwing, Mikinaakwajiw-ininiwag, Turtle Mountain Chippewa, Métis, Métis People, Metis, Metis/Cree, Cree, Otipemisuak

Organizations Referenced

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, Mikinaakwajiwing, Mikinaakwajiw-ininiwag, Turtle Mountain Chippewa, Métis, Métis People, Metis, Metis/Cree, Cree, Otipemisuak,

People Referenced

Usher Burdick, Alfred Demontigny, William Langer

Comments

The reservation discussed in this letter is unnamed. However, since the return address lists Rolla North Dakota. Rolla is not in a reservation, but it is typically associated with the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.

Letter from Alfred Demontigny to Senator Langer Regarding Reservation Relief, February 8, 1949

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