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This letter dated December 22, 1947, from WF Gierke to United Stated Senator William Langer, Gierke states that he is a rancher who has been around the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation for thirty years. He goes on to say that the Reservation is in poorer condition than when he first encountered them. He explains his belief that the tribal members are capable but must be taught the ways of market economies and the Reservation should be run like a giant ranch.
Letter from Senator Langer to WF Gierke Regarding Fort Berthold Reservation, January 6, 1948
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Watford City, Missouri River, flood, Half Circle Lazy 4 Ranch, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, McKenzie County
Watford City, Half Circle Lazy 4 Ranch, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, McKenzie County
WF Gierke, William Langer
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Gierke, WF, "Letter from WF Gierke to Senator Langer Regarding Fort Berthold Reservation, December 22, 1947" (1947). William Langer Papers. 465.