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This letter dated April 25, 1951 from Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council Chairman Martin Cross to United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick refers to an enclosed copy of a Tribal Business Council Resolution.
The enclosed resolution, adopted on April 13, 1951 deals with the manner of distribution of funds awarded to the tribes by Public Law 437, which authorized the taking of land on the Fort Berthold Reservation for construction of the Garrison Dam.
The resolution is signed by council secretary George Gillette.
In his cover letter, Cross also informs Burdick that some tribal members are concerned that the US government will stop providing assistance through the US Bureau of Indian Affairs if they receive per capita payments via US Public Law 437.
There are some handwritten notes on the letter.
Letter from Martin Cross to Senator Langer Enclosing Resolution Adopted by Three Affiliated Tribes Regarding Allocation of Funds from the Taking of their Land, April 25, 1951
Three Affiliated Tribes Resolution Regarding Allocation of Funds to the Credit of the Tribe for the Taking of their Land, Adopted April 13, 1951
Letter from Representative Burdick to Martin Cross Responding to Cross's Inquiry About Government Assistance Withdrawal, May 3, 1951
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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, per capita payments, resolution, welfare, US Public Law 437, PL-437, The Taking Act, 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, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council
Usher Burdick, Martin Cross, George Gillette
Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council and Cross, Martin, "Letter from Martin Cross to Representative Burdick Forwarding a Resolution Passed by the Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council, and Expressing Concern over Withdrawal of Government Assistance, April 25, 1951" (1951). Usher Burdick Papers. 98.