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This letter, dated September 30, 1947, from United States (US) Senator William Langer to Fred Graham of Ellendale, North Dakota, is accompanied by a cover letter from Ben Reifel, Superintendent of the Fort Berthold Reservation of North Dakota, over a copy of a document called "Outline of Contract The United States of America with the Three Affiliated Tribes of Ft. Berthold Reservation North Dakota," the latter document having been prepared and submitted by "Ralph H. Case, General Counsel, Three Affiliated Tribes, Fort Berthold Reservation."
The Outline of Contract contains the conditions and provisions under which the Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota will, in exchange for the sum of $5,105,625, surrender a portion of their reservation to be used in the construction of the Garrison Dam and reservoir. Among these provisions are such headings as, "General Provisions," "Land Provisions," "Improvements," "Timber, Lignite, etc.," "Cemeteries," "Operating Provisions," "Agency Provisions," and "ratifications."
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Garrison, Garrison Dam, Garrison Dam agreement, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish
Fort Berthold Agency, US Department of the Interior, US War Department, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish,
William Langer, Ralph Hoyt Case, Ben Reifel, Fred Graham
Langer, William, "Letter from Senator Langer to Fred Graham Regarding "Outline of Contract, the United States of America with the Three Affiliated Tribes of Forth Berthold Reservation," September 30, 1947" (1947). William Langer Papers. 513.