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William Langer

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This letter dated February 25, 1956 from United States (US) Senator William Langer to Chairman James E. Murray of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs regarding US House Resolution 5566 (H.R. 5566) which would extend the life of the US Indian Claims Commission. Langer writes in support of extending the commission. Langer is opposed to the US Department of Justice's suggestion to modify the scope of the commission so that all claims based on original title would be thrown out. Langer says that this would defeat the purpose of the commission. Langer writes that the integrity and good name of the US Government is at stake. There are some handwritten notes on the letter.

See also:

Letter from Senator Langer to Martin Cross Regarding US House Resolution 5566, March 1, 1956

United States Indian Claims Commission Final Report

Indian Land Areas Judicially Established

Date of Work

2-25-1956

Keywords

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North and South Dakota, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Íŋyaŋ Woslál Háŋ, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation (South Dakota), Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, Sisíthuŋwaŋ Waȟpéthuŋwaŋ oyáte, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Mikinaakwajiw-ininiwag, US Indian Claims Commission, US House Resolution 5566, H.R. 5566, amendment, legislation, original title, original Indian title, jurisdiction, court case, litigation, land rights, claims

Organizations Referenced

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North and South Dakota, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Íŋyaŋ Woslál Háŋ, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation (South Dakota), Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, Sisíthuŋwaŋ Waȟpéthuŋwaŋ oyáte, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Mikinaakwajiw-ininiwag, US Indian Claims Commission, US Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, US Government, US Department of Justice

People Referenced

William Langer, James E. Murray

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Political History | United States History

Letter from Senator Langer to James Murray Regarding US House Resolution 5566, February 25, 1956

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