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This letter dated July 29, 1954, from United States (US) Senator William Langer to Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Chairperson Martin Cross, encloses a report from Assistant Secretary Orme Lewis of the US Department of the Interior regarding oil and gas leases on land taken from the Three Affiliated Tribes for the construction of the Garrison Dam. In the enclosed report, dated July 16, 1954, Lewis says that per the US Bureau of Land Management, all oil and gas leases are suspended pending current legislation that aims to return oil and gas rights and land interests to the Three Affiliated Tribes.
The letter has a handwritten note that reads, "Cross, Martin."
Telegram from Martin Cross to Senator Langer Asking Langer to Prevent Leasing of Oil and Gas from the Fort Berthold Reservation Lands June 5, 1954
Letter from Orme Lewis to Senator Langer Regarding the Inquiry about the Leasing of Oil and Gas on Fort Berthold Reservation Lands, June 15, 1954
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, oil, gas, mineral rights, taken land, leasing land, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, US Department of the Interior
Martin Cross, William Langer, Orme Lewis
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Langer, William, "Letter from Senator Langer to Martin Cross With a Reply from the Department of the Interior Regarding the Extraction of Oil and Gas from the Fort Berthold Reservation Lands, July 29, 1954" (1954). William Langer Papers. 601.