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This letter, dated May 3, 1951, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Chairperson Martin Cross says that Burdick has carefully read the resolution that Cross sent regarding the division of funds paid to the Three Affiliated Tribes from US Public Law 437. Burdick informs Cross that he was told that there would be "no lessening or restriction" of assistance following per capita payments. Burdick says that the Commissioner is working on a statement about the issue and Burdick will forward it to Cross once it is ready. There's a handwritten note at the top of the letter.
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
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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
Usher Burdick, Martin Cross
Burdick, Usher, "Letter from Representative Burdick to Martin Cross Responding to Cross's Inquiry About Government Assistance Withdrawal, May 3, 1951" (1951). Usher Burdick Papers. 99.