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This letter dated May 29, 1946, from John E. Hamilton, President of the National American Indian Defense Association Inc., to United States (US) Senator William Langer, references the May 14, 1946 hearing before the US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs regarding the Navajo Nation. Hamilton indicates that he did not get an opportunity to speak at the hearing and was disappointed in how he was treated. Hamilton also indicates that Martin Cross of the Three Affiliated Tribes recently wrote and that Cross is pulling for Langer in the upcoming election. Hamilton mentions a "big fight" with Langer over the "so-called Indian problem." Hamilton refers to American Indians as the last enslaved people in this land, and he wishes to see them emancipated. Hamilton asks Langer to help kill US House Resolution 4386 (H.R. 4386), "An Act to Facilitate and Simplify the Administration of Indian Affairs." A copy of H.R. 4386 and a report attached to the resolution are enclosed in this document.
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Navajo Tribe, Navajo Nation, Dine', US House Resolution 4385, H.R. 4385, legislation, Martin Cross, emancipation, re-election, votes, hearing, testimony
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Navajo Tribe, Navajo Nation, Dine', US Senate, US House, US Committee on Indian Affairs, National American Indian Defense Association Inc.
William Langer, John E. Hamilton, Martin Cross, William Brophy, Joseph O'Mahoney
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Hamilton, John E., "Letter from John Hamilton to Senator Langer Regarding Navajo Tribe, Letters from Martin Cross, and US House Resolution 4386, May 29, 1946" (1946). William Langer Papers. 371.