Usher Burdick



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This letter, dated October 1, 1951, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to Rugby, North Dakota attorney L.R. Nostdal makes reference to Nostdal's letter of September 27 regarding a court case identified as "#555-B Stat v. Jerome" for which Nostdal is looking for a legal definition of "Indian."

In this reply, Burdick cites United States Statues at Large, 73rd Congress, 1933-34, Volume 48, Part 1, Public Law, page 988, Sec 19, which provides parameters on the subject. The Burdick adds that believes anyone who is a ward of the government under the Indian Bureau would also qualify as an "Indian."

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Rugby North Dakota, Indian definition, blood quantum, State vs Jerome

Organizations Referenced

US Bureau of Indian Affairs

People Referenced

Usher Burdick, L. R. Nostdal

Letter from Representative Burdick to L. R. Nostdal Regarding Indian Definition, October 1, 1951