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This letter, dated May 26, 1953, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to James Black Dog explains that Burdick has not previously replied to Black Dog's letter because Burdick had telegrammed US President Eisenhower concerning the order issued by the US Army Corps of Engineers that people in area to be flooded would have to relocate before July 1, 1953. Burdick goes on to write that the order will have to be obeyed and that the only relief may be to apply for extensions. He recommends that Black Dog's sister [Lillie Wolf] write to Graham Holmes, the Area Counsel at Aberdeen, about her case.
Letter from James Black Dog to Representative Burdick Regarding Lillie Wolf, May 11, 1953
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Elbowoods, relocation, flooding, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish
Usher Burdick, James Black Dog, Graham Holmes, Lillie Wolf
Burdick, Usher L., "Letter from Representative Burdick to James Black Dog Regarding Relocations Due to Planned Inundation, May 26, 1953" (1953). Usher Burdick Papers. 461.