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This letter, dated January 22, 1952, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to Rose Drags Wolf, of Van Hook, North Dakota, concerns per capita payments for members of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation. Burdick writes that the present arrangement "just increases their dependency, whereas per capita payments would give them a greater degree of independence than they have ever known before."
He closes with a pledge to "support any move that gives the Indian independence and enable (sic) him to 'pull himself up by his own bootstraps.'"
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per capita payments, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish
Usher Burdick, Rose Drags Wolf
Burdick, Usher, "Letter from Representative Burdick to Rose Drags Wolf Regarding Per Capita Payments, January 22, 1952" (1952). Usher Burdick Papers. 78.