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William Langer

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This letter dated October 1, 1951, from United States Senator William Langer to H.T. Burns marks the receipt of Burn’s letter (no date given) to Langer. Langer acknowledges Burn’s suggestion “that the new lake be named after one of our Indian Tribes rather than after just one of our citizens.” Langer thanks Burns and informs her that the name of the lake created by the Garrison Dam will be called Lake Thompson. The letter is marked with the handwritten annotation “Garrison Dam.”

Date of Work

10-1-1951

Keywords

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam, Elbowoods, Lake Sakakawea

Organizations Referenced

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

People Referenced

William Langer, H.T. Burns

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Political History | United States History

Letter from Senator Langer to H.T. Burns Regarding the Naming of the Garrison Dam, October 1, 1951

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