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Martin Cross

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This letter dated January 16, 1951, from Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Chairman Martin Cross to United States (US) Senator William Langer appears to be a form letter used to address non-tribal members who owned land within the taking area following the taking of land for the construction of the Garrison Dam. The Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council passed at least one resolution affirming that the money set aside by Congress for their land not be used to pay non-tribal members for land within the taking area. The letter says that it encloses a resolution from the Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council passed on November 9, 1950. The Resolution, according to the letter, pertains to the appropriation of funds under US Public Law 437 (also known as "An Act to Vest Title to Certain Lands of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota, in the United States, and to Provide Compensation Therefor" better known as "The Taking Act"). The letter indicates that the reader should look to the US Army and not to the US Indian Agency for payment. A copy of the November 9 resolution is not enclosed with this document.

See also:

Letter from Senator Langer to Martin Cross Thanking Cross for Sending a Copy of the Resolution Recently Passed by the Tribal Business Council, February 6, 1951

Resolution Adopted by the Three Affiliated Tribes Pertaining to Allocation of Funds Set Aside Per US Public Law 437 for the Taking of Lands for the Garrison Dam, December 14, 1950

Date of Work

1-16-1951

Keywords

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council, resolution, US Public Law 81-437, US Public Law 437, The Taking Act, payment, appropriation, funds, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion

Organizations Referenced

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council, US Army, US Indian Agency

People Referenced

Martin Cross, William Langer

Disciplines

Political History | United States History

Letter from Martin Cross to Senator Langer Regarding Public Law 81-437, January 16, 1951

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