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This photographic print, dated 1952, depicts Martin Cross standing on a porch attached to what appears to be a house. Cross is wearing dress slacks and a button-down shirt, tucked in. He is standing with his arms behind his back, and he is looking to the right (viewer’s left) of the camera. There is snow on the ground. The text at the bottom of the photo reads, “Martin Cross; Chairman Tribal Council; Three Affiliated Tribes; Mr. Martin Cross, pictured above, was instrumental in the establishment of the SMC Enterprise on this Reservation. He is very much concerned with the soil conservation problems here and is cooperating to his fullest extent to solve the problem.” The number “341-51-4” is written on the bottom of the photo.
Original print housed at the National Archives Catalogue in Kansas City, Missouri in the “Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs” group. The Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation are noted as “subjects represented” in the collection. National Archives identifier number: 45641505; local identifier: 75-FB-578.
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, photograph, photo, picture
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, US Bureau of Indian Affairs, Three Affiliated Tribes, US Department of the Interior
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United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs. Martin Cross Tribal Chairman Three Affiliated Tribes, 1952, photograph, US Government Documents Related to Indigenous Nations, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, https://commons.und.edu/indigenous-gov-docs/95/
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