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78th Congress, 2d Session

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This United States public law, also known as the Flood Control Act of 1944 or US Public Law 58-534, enacted the Pick-Sloan flood control plan for the Missouri River Basin. The Garrison Dam was part of the Pick-Sloan US plan. Completion of the Garrison Dam flooded the river bottom lands belonging to the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara people. The majority of tribal members living on the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota were living on these river bottom lands prior to construction of the Garrison Dam.

Publication Date

12-22-1944

Keywords

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Missouri River Basin, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Pick Plan, Sloan Plan, Pick-Sloan Plan, flood control, irrigation, Flood Control Act of 1944

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

An Act Authorizing Construction of Certain Public Works on Rivers and Harbors for Flood Control, and for Other Purposes. Public Law 534. US Statutes At Large 58, (1944): 887-907. https://commons.und.edu/indigenous-gov-docs/108/

An Act Authorizing Construction of Certain Public Works on Rivers and Harbors for Flood Control, and for Other Purposes

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