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US Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs

Congress

84th Congress, 2d Session

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This report from the United States (US) Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, dated March 9, 1956, was written to accompany Senate Bill 1528 which primarily proposed to authorize enrolled members of the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold Reservation to acquire trust interests in the tribal land of the Fort Berthold Reservation. Many who were relocated due to the construction of the Garrison Dam did not have adequate funds to reestablish themselves in their new location. Since it is prohibited to sell the tribal lands of an organized tribe, US Senate Bill 1528 would allow for individual tribal members to purchase tribal land to establish farms or ranches. This report includes an explanation of US Senate Bill 1528 and proposed amendments to the bill. This bill did not become law.

Publication Date

3-9-1956

Keywords

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, relocation, trust interests, sell, land, economic hardship

Organizations Referenced

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, US Department of the Interior, US Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs

People Referenced

Joseph C. O’Mahoney, James E. Murray, Orme Lewis, Percy Rappaport

Publisher

Government Printing Office

Disciplines

American Politics | Indigenous, Indian, and Aboriginal Law | Indigenous Studies | Law and Politics | Native American Studies | United States History

Recommended Citation

US Congress, Senate, Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Authorizing Enrolled Members of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, N.Dak., to Acquire Trust Interests in Tribal Lands of the Reservation. 84th Cong., 2d sess., S. Rep. 1648. March 9, 1956. https://commons.und.edu/indigenous-gov-docs/100/

Authorizing Enrolled Members of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, N. Dak to Acquire Trust Interests in Tribal Lands of the Reservation

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