R R. Robinson



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This letter, dated July 19, 1946, is from RR Robison to United States (US) Senator William Langer, US Senator Milton Young, and US Congressman William Lemke regarding the Garrison Dam. Robinson states that white settlers have only been in the geographic area for fifty years whereas the 2,000 individual members of The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation have held the area as their ancestral lands for centuries. Robinson states that he does not have a solution to the problem of water conservation, but implores the US Senators and Congressman to do more to consider the desires of the tribal members.

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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Fort Berthold Indians, For Berthold Indian Reservation, Garrison Dam

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William Langer, RR Robinson, Milton Young, William Lemke, Charles R. Robertson


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Letter from RR Robinson to Senator Langer, Senator Young, and Congressman Lemke Regarding Garrison Dam, July 19, 1946