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This letter, dated April 27, 1954, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to Brendetta (misspelled as "Brindetta" by Burdick) Black Dog of Elbowoods, North Dakota on the Fort Berthold Reservation, expresses Burdick's thanks to Black Dog for clippings she sent him in regarding the US Bureau of Indian Affairs. He then explains the current situation regarding possible per capita payments for the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation and for the members of the Fort Peck Reservation as decided by Assistant Secretary of the US Department of the Interior Orme Lewis and the US Indian Bureau.
Attached to this letter is a page of typed notes with the words "Homer Jenkins, Indian Bureau" at the top. This page appears to be notes sent from the US Bureau of Indian Affairs for Burdick to use in his response to Black Dog.
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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, Fort Peck Reservation
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, Fort Peck Reservation, US Department of the Interior
Brendetta Black Dog, Usher Burdick, Orme Lewis, Homer Jenkins
Burdick, Usher L., "Letter from Representative Burdick to Brendetta Black Dog Regarding Per Capita Payments, April 27, 1954" (1954). Usher Burdick Papers. 473.