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This letter dated January 9 1947, from Frank O. Homme of Minot, North Dakota (ND) to United States (US) Senator William Langer, expresses Homme's opinion that the proposed lieu lands below Garrison do not represent a good deal for the members of the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold, ND. Homme offers his opinions regarding possible ways to compensate the tribes for the land they are losing due to the Garrison Dam project, and his observations and speculations on what is important to different generations of tribal members. Homme explains that he has been involved in large scale farming on reservation land and living there since 1915, and does not want any publicity regarding his letter and suggestions. Homme closes his letter urging Langer to "Do the best you can for them....."
Letter from Senator Langer to Frank O. Homme Regarding Lieu Lands, January 16, 1947
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lieu lands, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish
Frank O. Homme, William Langer, Smith
Political History | United States History
Homme, Frank O., "Letter from Frank O. Homme to Senator Langer Regarding Lieu Lands, January 9, 1947" (1947). William Langer Papers. 403.