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This letter dated December 12, 1946 from Myrtle E. Russell to United States Senator William Langer protests the taking of lands where she and her family live to be offered as lieu lands for the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation whose lands were to be flooded by the construction of the Garrison Dam. Russell appeals to Langer, describing her family's history on the land from 1903 to the present. Russell does not find the compensation offered by the government for their land to be adequate. The letter has a handwritten note at the top.
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Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, Resettlement Administration, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, lieu lands
United States Senate, The State of North Dakota, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish
Myrtle E. Russell, Henry S. Russell, William Langer,
Political History | United States History
Myrtle, Russell E., "Letter from Myrtle E. Russell to Senator Langer Regarding Garrison Dam, December 12 1946" (1946). William Langer Papers. 441.