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Usher Burdick

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This letter, dated July 30, 1951, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to US Commissioner of Indian Affairs D. S. Myer refers to a letter Burdick has received from Flora Dawson of Sanish, North Dakota, a non-Indian who owns land on the reservation through the will of her late husband, who was a member of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation. Dawson needs to sell the land due to the construction of the Garrison Dam, and wants to sell this land to the Indian Bureau rather that to the Army Corps of Engineers, and Burdick wishes to know if this is possible, given her status as a non-Indian.

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7-30-1951

Keywords

flooding, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Sanish North Dakota, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Army Core of Engineers

Organizations Referenced

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Army Core of Engineers

People Referenced

Usher Burdick, D. S. Myer, Flora Dawson, James E. Dawson

Letter from Representative Burdick to Mr. D. S. Myer Regarding Garrison Dam Flooding, July 30, 1951

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