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This letter, dated May 20, 1953, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to James Black Dog makes reference to Black Dog's letter to US Representative from Iowa Ben F. Jensen regarding per capita payments to members of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berhold Reservation, which Jensen forwarded to Burdick. Burdick writes that the US Indian Bureau has informed him that the article was not correct and that the per capita payment made in 1951 was $1,000 and that a second payment was authorized for $200 on April 15, 1953 and that it should have been distributed by the time of the current letter.
Letter from James Black Dog to Representative Ben F. Jensen Regarding Per Capita Payments, May 13, 1953
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Elbowoods, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, US Bureau of Indian Affairs, US Indian Bureau, per capita payments
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, US Bureau of Indian Affairs, US Indian Bureau
James Black Dog, Ben F. Jenson, Usher Burdick
Burdick, Usher L., "Letter from Representative Burdick to James Black Dog Regarding Per Capita Payments, May 20, 1953" (1953). Usher Burdick Papers. 462.