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This letter dated August 26, 1946, from United States (US) Representative Charles R. Robertson to Ernest L. Wilkinson, Esq., of Washington D.C., refers to the passage of the Indian Claims Commission Bill and expresses thanks on behalf of himself and every member of the Committee on Indian Affairs of the US House of Representatives for Wilkinson's "untiring efforts on behalf of that legislation."

Robertson goes on to describe numerous ways which Wilkinson's efforts were integral the improvement of and eventual passage of the bill, including an excerpt from a letter he has written to a lawyer in the west, in which he claims that, "never in the world would the Bill have passed had it not been for...Wilkinson," and "Mr. Wilkinson is more responsible for it than any member of Congress."

See also:

An Act to Create an Indian Claims Commission, to Provide for the Powers, Duties, and Functions Thereof, and for Other Purposes

Date of Work



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

People Referenced

Charles R. Roberson, Ernest L. Wilkinson, Felix Cohen,


Political History | United States History

Letter from Representative Charles R. Robertson to Ernest L. Wilkinson Regarding Indian Claims Commission, August 26, 1946