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These resolutions, adopted by the Three Affiliated Tribes Business Council on August 18, 1954, were sent by Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Chairperson Martin Cross to United States (US) Senator William Langer. The first resolution proposes redistricting the Fort Berthold Reservation for better tribal council representation. The second resolution pertains to the distribution of funds held in trust for the Three Affiliated Tribes from the construction of the Garrison Dam. The council has resolved to support the distribution of funds as per-capita payments. The letter enclosing these resolutions from Cross to Langer is dated August 27, 1954. In the letter, Cross indicates that the resolutions have the blessing of Area Director W.O. Roberts and the US Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Glenn L. Emmons.
Letter from Irene Martin Edwards on Behalf of Senator Langer to Martin Cross Thanking him for Sending the Resolution Adopted by the Tribal Business Council, September 1, 1954
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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, redistricting, representation, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, per capita payments, distribution of funds
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, US Treasury
Martin Cross, William Langer, Samuel B. Matthews, Ralph M. Shane, Glenn L. Emmons, W.O. Roberts
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Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council and Cross, Martin, "Three Affiliated Tribes Resolutions sent from Martin Cross to Senator Langer Pertaining to Redistricting and Per-Capita Payments, August 18, 1954" (1954). William Langer Papers. 602.