Joseph C. O'Mahoney
Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
84th Congress, 2d Session
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This report, dated March 6, 1956, submitted by Joseph C. O'Mahoney on behalf of the United States Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs to accompany US Senate Bill 1251 ("A Bill to Provide for the Segregation of Certain Funds of the Fort Berthold Indians on the Basis of a Membership Roll Prepared for Such Purpose").
This report begins with an explanation of the previous distributions of principal and interest from the $12,608,625 received by the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Forth Berthold Reservation, North Dakota, in compensation for lands taken for the construction of the Garrison Dam and corresponding reservoir ($5,105, 625), and for other damages related to this taking ($7,500,000), and explains the need for Senate Bill 1251 to authorize the segregation of the remainder of these funds and retain them in the US Treasury until they are disbursed to tribal members pursuant to individual or family plans approved by the US Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Following this explanation are favorable reports from the US Department of the Interior and the US Bureau of the Budget, along with the text of the resolution passed by the Tribal Business Council laying out the terms of the distribution of the remaining funds.
An Act to Provide for the Segregation of Certain Funds of the Fort Berthold Indians on the Basis of Membership Roll Prepared for Such Purpose
The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, Public Law 437, Takings Act, Taking, per capita payments, House Joint Resolution 33
The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, US Congress, US Senate
Joseph C. O'Mahoney
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