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This resolution dated April 14, 1950 from a general meeting of members of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation was sent from Three Affiliated Tribes member Martin Cross to United States (US) Senator William Langer on June 29, 1950 with a handwritten note indicating that the enclosed resolution is in conflict with the views of the current Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council. Cross asks Langer for his support in opposing US Senate Bill 3303 (S. 3303). According to the resolution, S. 3303 would amend US Public Law 437 (The Taking Act) to extend the administrative powers of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. The resolution expresses a concern that this bill will cause tribal members will lose their voice, particularly in regard to the resettlement issue imposed by the construction of the Garrison Dam. The resolution is signed by Chairman Justin Spotted Bear and Secretary Samuel B. Matthews.
Letter from Martin Cross to Senator Langer Regarding Carl Whitman and Senate Bill 3587, June 28, 1950
Letter from Senator Langer to Martin Cross Regarding Senate Bill 3587 and House Resolution 8411, July 6, 1950
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, The Taking Act, US Public Law 437, US Senate Bill 3303, S. 3303, legislation, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council, resolution, Little Missouri District, US Commissioner of Indian Affairs
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council, US Bureau of Indian Affairs
Martin Cross, William Langer, Justin Spotted Bear, Samuel B. Matthews
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Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation and Cross, Martin, "Three Affiliated Tribes Resolution Dated April 14, 1950 Sent from Martin Cross to Senator Langer with Note Regarding Senate Bill 3305 Dated June 29, 1950" (1950). William Langer Papers. 542.