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This letter dated February 5, 1953, from Dr. L. H. Fredricks to United States House Representative Usher Burdick, requests Burdick's assistance in the matter of Elizabeth McCleskey's wrongful termination from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs office in Fort Yates, North Dakota. Fredricks attests to McCleskey's character and work ethic, and requests Burdick to intervene, as United States Senator William Langer has not yet been successful in his attempts with the United States Department of the Interior. Fredricks closes with a reminder that he knows Burdick personally, as he was one of Burdick's physicians in Bismarck, North Dakota.
There is a handwritten note on the back of the letter from Burdick's office.
Letter from Representative Burdick to L. H. Fredricks Regarding Elizabeth McCleskey, February 17, 1953
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Elizabeth McCleskey, termination, social worker, hearing, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North and South Dakota, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Íŋyaŋ Woslál Háŋ
United States Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, Quain & Ramstad Clinic, State Welfare Board of North Dakota, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North and South Dakota, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Íŋyaŋ Woslál Háŋ
Elizabeth McCleskey, Elizabeth L. McCleskey, Usher Burdick, Oscar Chapman, R. B. Radl, A. M. Thompson, C. H. Peters, G. D. Icenogle, M. J. E. Johnson, K. J. Johnson, George Register, George S. Register, William Langer, Douglas McKay,
Fredricks, L. H., "Letter from L. H. Fredricks to Representative Burdick Regarding Elizabeth McCleskey, February 5, 1953" (1953). Usher Burdick Papers. 400.