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Martin Cross

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This letter, dated April 19, 1948, from Three Affiliated Tribes Claims Legislative Council Chairman Martin Cross to Senator Langer asks Langer to review the enclosed resolution passed by his council. The letter and resolution pertain to the Garrison Dam project. The letter states that the Garrison Dam project has moved forward ignoring Indian Laws, rights, and due process. The letter is marked as urgent as the deadline for the Three Affiliated Tribes to accept or reject the proposed Garrison Dam contract is set for June 1, 1948. The resolution is enclosed with this document.

Publication Date

4-19-1948

Keywords

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Three Affiliated Tribes Claims Legislative Council, resolution, compensation, taken land, Senate Joint Resolution 79, Wheeler-Howard Act

Organizations Referenced

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Three Affiliated Tribes Claims Legislative Council, US Committee on Indian Affairs, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council, US Supreme Court, War Department, US Department of the Interior

People Referenced

Martin Cross, William Langer, Felix Cohen, Floyd Montclair, Percy Rush

Disciplines

Political History | United States History

Letter from Martin Cross to Senator Langer Enclosing a Resolution Passed by the Claims Legislative Council Regarding the Garrison Dam Contract, April 19, 1948

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