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This handwritten letter dated January 13, 1949, from Three Affiliated Tribes member Martin Cross to United States (US) Senator William Langer, encloses a report from the Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council discussing their recent trip to Washington, D.C. to negotiate the Garrison Dam contract and the legislation introduced as a result (US House Joint Resolution 33/H.J. 33). Cross questions the veracity of a claim made in the report regarding recognition of tribal delegates and asks Langer to verify. Cross indicates that he will be in Washington D.C. for the hearing of H.J. 33. The copy of the report from the Tribal Council is included in this document.
H.J. 33 became US Public Law 81-437 or "An Act to Vest Title to Certain Lands of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota, in the United States, and to provide Compensation Therefor" better known as "The Taking Act."
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, Garrison Dam Contract, Three Affiliated Tribes Business Council, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council, House Joint Resolution 33, H.J. 33, hearing
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council, US Senate, US House of Representatives, US Army Corps of Engineers
Martin Cross, William Langer, William Lemke, Quentin Burdick, Milton Young, Allan Harper, Carl Witman Jr., Ray Richards, william Randolph Hearst, Ralph Case
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Cross, Martin, "Letter from Martin Cross to Senator Langer Enclosing a Report from the Tribal Council on their Trip to Washington and House Joint Resolution 33, January 13, 1949" (1949). William Langer Papers. 394.