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Usher Burdick

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This letter dated February 6, 1953, from United States House Representative Usher Burdick to United States Secretary of the Interior Douglas McKay, outlines the situation surrounding the dismissal of Elizabeth McCleskey from her position as a social worker for the Fort Yates Reservation. Burdick writes that, after examining statements sent to him by those speaking on McCleskey's behalf, he believes she was unfairly treated and should be given a hearing to appeal her dismissal. Burdick closes by stating he does not know McCleskey personally and that his interest in her is out of a sense of justice.

There is a handwritten card attached with notes for writing the letter.

See Also:

Letter from Representative Burdick to Douglas McKay Regarding Elizabeth McCleskey, February 17, 1953

Date of Work

2-6-1953

Keywords

Elizabeth McCleskey, termination, social worker, hearing, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North and South Dakota, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Íŋyaŋ Woslál Háŋ

Organizations Referenced

Continental Hotel, United States Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, Welfare Division for Indians, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North and South Dakota, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Íŋyaŋ Woslál Háŋ

People Referenced

Douglas McKay, Elizabeth McCleskey, Elizabeth L. McCleskey, Mr. Cooper, Ralph Case

Letter from Representative Burdick to Douglas McKay Regarding Elizabeth McCleskey, February 6, 1953

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