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This letter dated June 12, 1946, from Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Chairperson Martin Cross to United States (US) Senator William Langer, encloses a resolution passed by the Three Affiliated Tribes requesting that the Garrison Dam not be built below their reservation which will flood their homelands. The council proposes instead for the tribes to gift the necessary land to build the dam north of the reservation. This resolution includes a recommendation for the proposed plan which estimates a savings of about $100,000,000.
A handwritten note on the letter says, "PS--looking for you in Elbowoods on June 22."
Letter from Senator Langer's Office to Martin Cross Acknowledging June 12 Letter, June 19, 1946
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Martin Cross, William Langer, Douglas Standish, James Baker, Robert Dancing Bull, Sam Lincoln, Levi Waters, Leo Young Wolf
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Cross, Martin, "Letter from Martin Cross to Senator Langer Regarding a Resolution Passed by Three Affiliated Tribes Business Council, June 12, 1946" (1946). William Langer Papers. 373.