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This letter dated May 21, 1946, from United States (US) Senator William Langer to an unspecified recipient, makes reference to his long friendship with the tribes of North Dakota as the reason for him making a speech on the floor of the US Senate--the text of which he mentions is enclosed with this letter. (However, no enclosure was present with this letter when it was found in the Langer Papers).
Langer describes the message of the speech "as long as I was in the Senate they would never get this land unless they either paid for it or changed it for land that was satisfactory to the Indians."
Langer pledges his protection should the recipient "have any trouble about this land in connection to the Garrison Dam" and urges the recipient to write him about it.
This letter contains several handwritten notes, including "Indians," "Indian Speech," and others.
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the FortGarrison Dam, Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish,
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Langer, William, "Letter from Senator Langer to Unspecified Recipient Regarding Garrison Dam, May 21, 1946" (1946). William Langer Papers. 525.