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This letter, dated July 11, 1949, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to Garmann Jorgenson, Secretary of the Rollette County Welfare Board makes reference to Jorgenson's wire of July 9, regarding "funds neede for Indian welfare purposes." In this reply, Burdick explains that the Interior Department received an appropriation of $500,000 for Native welfare and that the US Senate decided to "take a healthy bite out of" this amount. Burdick writes that he has called the senators from North Dakota and told them how important it was to have sufficient funds to prevent the hardships of past years. He writes that the bill has not yet reported out of its Senate committee, so he does not know the final figure, and that it might also be increased "in conference." He closes by pledging that he will all he can to see that the Indians of this country do not suffer the hardships they did last winter.
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Indian welfare funds, Rollette Count Welfare Board, Rolla North Dakota, United States Senate, Interior Department, Native Americans
Rollette Count Welfare Board, Rolla North Dakota, United States Senate, Interior Department
Garmann Jorgenson, Usher Burdick
Burdick, Usher, "Letter from Representative Burdick to Garmann Jorgenson Regarding Indian Welfare Funds, July 11, 1949" (1949). Usher Burdick Papers. 9.