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This handwritten letter, dated June 13, 1950, from Three Affiliated Tribes member Martin Cross to United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick informs Burdick that Cross also heard from US Representative Toby Morris. Morris assured Cross that there will be a hearing for US House Resolution 8411 (H. R. 8411) after July 10. Cross provides some commentary on what he sees as the prospects of the bill which he sees as the only "fair and equitable" way to distribute funds allocated through US Public Law 437, "The Taking Act." Cross insinuates that the current Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council does not trust tribal members to handle their own money. Cross says that he also wrote to US Senator William Langer regarding the companion bill, US Senate Bill 3587 (S. 3587). The letter has some handwritten filing notes at the top.
Letter from Representative Burdick to Martin Cross Regarding Hearings for US House Resolution 8411, June 8, 1950
Letter from Martin Cross to Representative Burdick Enclosing a Three Affiliated Tribes Resolution of Gratitude Regarding US House Resolution 8411, September 19, 1950
Statements Made by Members of the Three Affiliated Tribes at Hearing Before the Committee on Public Lands, August 7, 1950
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, US Senate Bill 3587, S. 3587, US House Resolution 8411, H. R. 8411, US Public Law 437, PL-437, The Taking Act, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, hearing, legislation, per capita payments
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish
Usher Burdick, Martin Cross, Toby Morris, William Langer
Cross, Martin, "Letter from Martin Cross to Representative Burdick Regarding Hearings for US House Resolution 8411, June 13 1950" (1950). Usher Burdick Papers. 91.