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This letter, dated April 1, 1957, from Fort Berthold Agency Superintendent Owen D. Morken to United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick makes reference to a request, forwarded by Burdick, from James Black Dog for funding for Lorraine Perkins to install running water in her house. Morken writes that the Fort Berthold Agency cannot advance such funds, and that Perkins has only $1.93 in her Individual Indian Money Account. Morken recommends that Perkins include this expense in the plan she submits in order to receive payment of her segregated shares, when the become available. He also suggests she speak with O. K. Walkingstick, the agency's relocation officer, if she is interested in the Relocation Program.
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Letter from Representative Burdick to James Black Dog Regarding Lorraine Perkins's Need for Funds to Have Running Water Installed in Her House, April 4, 1957
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relocation, flood protections, land acquisition, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, land program, New Town, Fort Berthold Agency, relocation program
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Fort Berthold Indian Agency
James Black Dog, Lorraine Perkins, Lorainne Perkin, O. K. Walkingstick, Owen D. Morken, Usher Burdick
Morken, Owen D., "Letter from Owen Morken to Representative Burdick Regarding Lorraine Perkins's Need for Funds to Have Running Water Installed in Her House, April 1, 1957" (1957). Usher Burdick Papers. 436.