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In this letter, dated July 22, 1953, from Acting Assistant United States (US) Attorney General J. Edward Williams to US Senator William Langer, Williams refers to a meeting that took place on that day in Langer's office wherein Mr. Edward N. Bodholdt represented the US Department of Justice in the condemnation proceeding entitled United States v. Certain lands and improvements in McLean, Dunn, McKenzie and Mercer Counties, North Dakota, Rufus B. Stevenson, et al., and unknown owners, Civil No. 2386. This case involved property of the Three Affiliated Tribes of Forth Berthold, North Dakota acquired for use in the Garrison Dam and Reservoir Project.

Included with this document are a list of the names and addresses "of the allottees or parties in interest whose property vested in the United States under the provisions of Public Law 437 (63 Stat. 1026)."

Williams advises that a judgment entered July 17, 1953, has fixed just compensation for the taking of all interests except for two allottments owned by Lillie Wolf and one formerly owned by Anna May Bracklin McGrady.

Also included in this mailing is a copy of a letter sent to the US Attorney at Fargo, North Dakota urging prompt distribution of the funds to the former owners.

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Date of Work



Elbowoods, Elbowoods petition, condemnation, Public Law 437, Civil Case No. 2386, Taking, Garrison Dam, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish

Organizations Referenced

US Department of Justice, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish

People Referenced

J. Edward Williams, William Langer, Powless W. Lanier, Celeste Pease, Hall Pease, Gladys Ripley, Jackson Ripley, Carl Whitman, Jr., Albert Whitman, Mrs. Leonard Beauchamp, Regina Schanandore, Grace Medicine Crow, Albert White Calf, Alfred White Calf, Myrtle Old Dog, Suzie Old Dog, Alice Old Dog, Margaret E. Hall, Elizabeth Y. Packineau, Paul Parshall, Alfred Samuel Smith, Thomas Spotted Wolf, Lillie Wolf, Louis Brown, Allen Horn, Charley Crows Heart, Julia Hunts Along, Lee Old Mouse, Lizzie Gillette, August Little Soldier, Richard Wilkinson, Willena L. Soldier, Burton B. Bell, James Foote, Jack Lone Fight Sr., Violet Lone Fight, Inez Bird Bear, Benjamin Grinnell, Josephine Grinnell, 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 May 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 Fox, Charles Fredericks, Rufus B. Stevenson, Lillie Wolf,


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Letter from J. Edward Williams to Senator Langer Regarding Civil Case No. 2386, July 22, 1953