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This letter dated May 21, 1950 from Three Affiliated Tribes member Lillie Wolf to various committees of the United States (US) Congress addresses several issues of concern to Wolf. Wolf explains several complaints that she has with the current tribal council and claims that the council has violated her rights. She claims that the council scared and intimidated people into voting in favor of US Public Law 437, also known as "The Taking Act," which authorized the taking of land from the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation for construction of the Garrison Dam. She also alleges unauthorized spending by the tribal council. She further asks that the letter's recipients support Martin Cross in Washington as he is "our" delegate. The letter is signed by two witnesses.
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council, US Public Law 437, PL-437, The Taking Act, tribal council conflict, misuse of funds, voting, 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, US Congress
Lillie Wolf, Martin Cross
Wolf, Lillie, "Statement of Lillie Wolf to United States Congress, May 21, 1950" (1950). Usher Burdick Papers. 89.