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This letter dated April 16, 1947, from United States (US) Senator William Langer to Sanish, North Dakota Marshall C. N. Gardner, regarding the case of Rosalie Elk, says that in the opinion of the agency at Garrison, "the Indian office has no authority to force an Indian to stay on the reservation against his will." The agency will, however, write to Rosalie Elk to warn her of potential serious trouble.
Langer refers to a letter Gardner has requested he return from Fort Berthold Agency Superintendent Beitzel, and saying that he is attaching that letter to this one. No letter was attached to this copy when it was found in the Langer Papers.
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort 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,
William Langer, C. N. Gardner, Rosalie Elk, C. H. Beitzel
Political History | United States History
Langer, William, "Letter from Senator Langer to Sahnish Marshall C.N. Gardner Regarding Rosalie Elk, April 16, 1947" (1947). William Langer Papers. 526.