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This letter, dated May 29, 1946, from John E. Hamilton, President of the National American Indian Defense Association Inc., to Senator William Langer, references the May 14, 1946 hearing before the United States (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 House Resolution 4386, "An Act to Facilitate and Simplify the Administration of Indian Affairs." A copy of House Resolution 4386 and a report attached to the resolution are enclosed in this document.

See also:

Letter from Senator Langer to John Hamilton Regarding the Conditions of the Navajo Tribe, April 29, 1946

Letter from Senator Langer to John Hamilton Acknowledging Letter of May 29, 1946 and Will Reply Soon, June 7, 1946

Publication Date

5-29-1946

Keywords

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Navajo Tribe, Navajo Nation, Dine', House Resolution 4385, Martin Cross, emancipation, re-election, votes, hearing, testimony

Organizations Referenced

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.

People Referenced

William Langer, John E. Hamilton, Martin Cross, William Brophy, Joseph O'Mahoney

Disciplines

Political History | United States History

Letter from John Hamilton to Senator Langer Regarding Navajo Tribe, Letters from Martin Cross, and House Resolution 4386, May 29, 1946

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