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This telegram, dated April 23, 1953, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to US President Dwight D. Eisenhower concerns the relocation of the people of Sanish, North Dakota. Burdick writes that Sanish residents have been told they need to move out by July 1 even though it will be two years before the area will be flooded. Burdick calls this order, issued by the US Army [Corps of] Engineers, "autocratic and unjust" and writes that the people wish to remain in Sanish until a new bridge is completed and they can move to Newtown.Burdick writes that he has no influence with the US Army Engineers due to prior events and therefore is asking Eisenhower to intercede on behalf of the residents of Sanish.
Telegram from Representative Burdick to Bigelow Neal Regarding Sanish Relocation, April 23, 1953
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, flooding, Sanish, Newtown, relocation, United States Army Corps of Engineers, US Army Engineers
United States Army Corps of Engineers, US Army Engineers, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish
Usher Burdick, Dwight D. Eisenhower
Burdick, Usher L., "Telegram from Representative Burdick to Dwight D. Eisenhower Regarding Relocation of Sanish, North Dakota, April 23, 1953" (1953). Usher Burdick Papers. 441.