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This letter dated February 19, 1948, from R.J. Doebler to Senator William Langer explains that Indians who came to Minot during the war for employment are now out of work following the war. Doebler asks for clarification from Langer if these Indians have gained residence in Ward County or if they are eligible to return to their respective reservations. Most of the Indians, says Doebler, come from Fort Berthold and the Turtle Mountain Agency. A few Indians are getting sick, Doebler continues, and do not want to return home to receive treatment as they are not receiving adequate treatment at their reservations. Doebler surmises that the doctor at the Turtle Mountain Agency should be investigated because, although the Indians are eligible for medical care on reservations, they do not want to receive care there. Ward County is unable to take care “of all these Indians,” concludes Doebler, without being reimbursed by either the Federal or local government.
Letter from Senator Langer to R.J. Doebler Regarding Medical Care for Indians of the Fort Berthold and Turtle Mountain Reservations, February 25, 1948
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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, Minot, Fort Berthold, Chippewa Nation, Chippewa, Ojibwe Nation, Ojibwe, the Ojibwe People Ojibwa, Ojibway, Saulteaux, Anishinaabe, Anishinaabeg, the Original People, Ward County, Nishu, Bismarck
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, United States Senate, Ward County Welfare Board, Turtle Mountain Agency, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, Mikinaakwajiwing, Mikinaakwajiw-ininiwag, Turtle Mountain Chippewa, Métis, Métis People, Metis, Metis/Cree, Otipemisuak, St. Cloud Veterans Administration, Red Cross
William Langer, R.J. Doebler
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Doebler, R.J., "Letter from R.J. Doebler to Senator Langer Regarding Medical Care for Indians of the Fort Berthold and Turtle Mountain Reservations, February 19, 1948" (1948). William Langer Papers. 443.