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This document, published October 12 1936, is the Constitution and Bylaws of the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota. This constitution was drafted in response to the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (also known as the Wheeler-Howard Act) which purported to give Indigenous tribes in the United States more freedom to self-govern. This document outlines tribal sovereignty and governing issues including territory, membership, governing body, nominations and elections, vacancies and removal from office, powers, referendum, land, amendments, officer duties, salaries, meetings of council, and adoption of constitution and bylaws. The constitution is signed by George W. Grinnell (Chairman of Election Board), Authur Mandan (Chairman of Business Council), and Peter H. Beauchamp (Secretary). Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes recommended approval of the constitution on June 29, 1936.

Publication Date

10-12-1936

Keywords

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Gros Ventres, Arikara, Sahnish, constitution, Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, Wheeler-Howeard Act, tribal sovereignty

Organizations Referenced

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Gros Ventres, Arikara, Sahnish, US Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Affairs

People Referenced

George W. Grinnell, Author Mandan, Peter H. Beauchamp, John Collier, Harold L. Ickes

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

Grinnell, George W. Author Mandan, and Peter H. Beauchamp. Constitution and Bylaws of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota. 74th Cong., 2d sess. October 12, 1936. https://commons.und.edu/indigenous-gov-docs/118/

Constitution and Bylaws of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota

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