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This resolution passed on December 27, 1952 by the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation resolves to endorse Edward A. Milligan of Bottineau North Dakota to be appointed as Commissioner of Indian Affairs. The resolution cites Milligan's qualifications for the position. The resolution passed with a vote of 50 for and 0 against. The resolution is signed by Ernest Wilkinson Jr. (Secretary) and David Painte (Chairman). A handwritten note on the resolution reads, "copy."

The resolution is preceded by a letter dated January 16, 1953 from Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Chairman Martin Cross to United States (US) Senator William Langer. In this letter, Cross expresses dismay that the current Commissioner Dillion S. Myer is campaigning to stay on the job. Cross indicates that he sent copies of the enclosed resolution to Ed Mulligan and Arthur E. Summerfield. Cross asks Langer to support Mulligan and to oppose Myer.

See also:

Letter from Senator Langer to Martin Cross Thanking Cross for the Sending a Copy of the Resolution Adopted by the Three Affiliated Tribes Regarding Commissioner of Indian Affairs, February 3, 1953

Date of Work

12-27-1952

Keywords

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Gros Ventre, Arikara, Sahnish, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council, US Bureau of Indian Affairs, resolution, endorsement, candidate, Commissioner of Indian Affairs

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 Council, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council, US Bureau of Indian Affairs, American Legion for the State of North Dakota

People Referenced

David Painte, Ernest Wilkinson Jr., Dwight D. Eisenhower, Edward A. Milligan, Martin Cross, William Langer, Dillon S. Myer

Disciplines

Political History | United States History

Resolution Adopted by the Three Affiliated Tribes Pertaining to Endorsement of Candidate for Commissioner of Indian Affairs, December 27, 1953; Preceded by Cover Letter from Martin Cross, January 16, 1953

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