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This letter dated December 7, 1945, from Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Chairperson Martin Cross to United States (US) Senator William Langer, discusses the Appropriation Committee's action on a Deficiency Bill and the height of the Garrison Dam. Cross mentions that Commissioner Brophy (likely William Brophy, US Commissioner of Indian Affairs 1945-1948) recently visited the tribes, to no conclusive accomplishment. Cross says that the Tribal Council has decided to hire attorney Ralph H. Case to represent the tribe in the ongoing fight over the Garrison Dam.
Telegram from Senator Langer to Martin Cross Indicating that Legislation Authorizing the Garrison Dam Passed, December 17, 1945
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Appropriations Committee, Deficiency Bill, dam height, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, attorney, representation
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Appropriations Committee
Martin Cross, William Langer, Ralph H. Case, William Brophy
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Cross, Martin, "Letter from Martin Cross to Senator Langer Regarding the Garrison Dam, December 7, 1945" (1945). William Langer Papers. 338.