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This resolution passed on December 9, 1953 by the National Congress of American Indians at the Tenth Annual Convention in Phoenix Arizona requests that the United States (US) Congress enact legislation to restore mineral rights on lands taken for the construction of the Garrison Dam to the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation. The resolution notes that since The Taking Act (US Public Law 81-437) did not specify the use of minerals or oil, then those rights should be returned to the tribes. The resolution notes that copies of the resolution will be sent to the appropriate Committees of the US Congress, to the Secretary of the Interior, and to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. The resolution is signed by Joseph R. Garry, President.

This copy of the resolution was sent by Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Chairman Martin Cross to US Senator William Langer enclosed in a letter dated December 26, 1953.

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Letter from Martin Cross to Senator Langer Forwarding a Resolution Passed on December 9, 1953 by the National Congress of American Indians Regarding Mineral Rights, December 26, 1953

Date of Work

12-9-1953

Keywords

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, National Congress of American Indians, resolution, mineral rights, oil, US Public Law 81-437, PL 81-437, The Taking Act, 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, National Congress of American Indians, US Department of the Interior, US Department of Indian Affairs

People Referenced

Martin Cross, William Langer, Joseph R. Garry, Helen L. Peterson

Disciplines

Political History | United States History

Resolution Passed by the National Congress of American Indians Regarding Mineral Rights, December 26, 1953

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