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This letter dated February 19, 1947, from Bishop Vincent J. Ryan to United States Senator William Langer, expresses Ryan's disapproval for the proposed lieu lands to the "Indians of the Elbowoods Reservation" as compensation for taking their land. Ryan argues that if flooding will destroy any opportunities for ranching, there must be adequate compensation for the loses. The letter includes handwritten notes, including "Indians" and some other illegible writing.
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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, lieu lands, flood, ranching, farming
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Indians of the Elbowoods Reservation, Bishop of Bismarck
William Langer, Vincent J. Ryan
Political History | United States History
Ryan, Vincent J., "Letter from Vincent J. Ryan to Senator Langer Regarding Inadequacy of Proposed Lieu Lands, February 19, 1947" (1947). William Langer Papers. 456.