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In this letter, dated July 27, 1953, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to US Senator William Langer, Burdick replies to Langer's letter of July 13, regarding a petition Langer had received from residents of Elbowoods, North Dakota who had agreed to sell their homes to the US Corps of Engineers to make way for the creation of the Garrison Dam reservoir, and after waiting more than two years, were requesting to be paid immediately for their lost homes.
Burdick thanks Langer for his letter and enclosed copy of the petition, and says that he had already taken the matter up with the US Department of Justice, and that he has just that day received a letter from J. Edward Williams informing him that the residents would be receiving payment in the immediate future. Burdick quotes a passage of the letter from Williams explaining this, and says he is glad that these residents will finally be getting their money.
Letter from Senator Langer to Congressman Usher Burdick Regarding Petition from Elbowoods, July 13, 1953
Letter from J. Edward Williams to Representative Usher Burdick Regarding Petition from Elbowoods Residents Requesting Payment for Taken Properties, July 23, 1953
Petition from Elbowoods Residents to Senator Langer Requesting Payment for Taken Properties, June 25, 1953
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Elbowoods, petition, Elbowoods Petition, taking area, Garrison Dam, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, condemnation
US Army Corp of Engineers, US Department of Justice, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish
Usher Burdick, William Langer, J. Edward Williams, Floyd Montclair, Willis Two Crow, Joseph Packineau Jr., John Bears Tail, Mary F. Goudreau, Vincent Malnouri, Clara N. Perkins, Clarence Perkins Sr., August Newman, Perpetua Grinnell, Regina Grinnell, Rita Grinnell, Richard Grinnell, Maggie Old Dog Grinnell, Edward H. Hall, Anna Hall, Emma Lockwood Jones, Adele F. Young Bear, Anna K. Bracklin McGrady, McRoy Starr, Carlyle Sylvester Page, Nathan Little Soldier, Theodore Gillette, Mary Fox, Rose Nagle Fourneir, Margaret F. Brugh, Philip Atkins, May Smith, Laura Irwin, Bendict Heart, Amelia Spotted Wolf, Elsie Spotted Wolf, Elsie Foote, Eugene Jimmie Brugh, Margaret Harney, Mary Birds Bill
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Burdick, Usher, "Letter from Congressman Usher Burdick to Senator Langer Regarding Petition from Elbowoods, July 27, 1953" (1953). William Langer Papers. 485.