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This letter, dated March 17, 1954, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to James Black Dog of Elbowoods, North Dakota on the Fort Berthold Reservation, refers to copies of testimony given at hearings on the Garrison Dam. Burdick writes that is sending these copies in a separate envelope. Burdick adds that he has checked with US Representative Jensen's office and no one there is aware of any request for an investigation of the Fort Berthold Reservation. Jensen himself, Burdick writes, is still in the hospital from "the recent Puerto Rican shooting affray."
Burdick mentions finally that the report of the Civil Functions Committee of the US House of Representatives on the Appropriations Bill (HR 8367) has allocated $24M for the Garrison Reservoir, a reduction of $3.5M, meaning no more land will be purchased above the 1,850 foot level.
Letter from James Black Dog to Representative Burdick Regarding Garrison Dam, March 15, 1954
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, US Civil Functions Committee
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Burdick, Usher L., "Letter from Representative Burdick to James Black Dog Regarding Garrison Dam, March 17, 1954" (1954). Usher Burdick Papers. 475.