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This telegram dated March 5, 1956, from Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Chairperson Martin Cross to United States Senator William Langer, informs Langer that a delegation consisting of Frank Heart, Carl Whitman [Jr.], and Ben Young Bird are on their way to Washington, D.C. without authorization from the Tribal Council. Cross says that the delegation is not supported by any group of people and says that the Tribal Council wishes to work with the Bureau while this delegation does not, and he suggests that no assistance be given to the delegation.
Handwritten notes on the telegram read, "Cross, Martin" and "file."
Telegram from Martin Cross to Representative Burdick Regarding Unauthorized Delegation in Washington, D.C., March 5, 1956
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, delegation, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council, conflict, Washington D.C.
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
Martin Cross, William Langer, Frank Heart, Carl Whitman Jr., Ben Young Bird
Political History | United States History
Cross, Martin, "Telegram from Martin Cross to Senator Langer Regarding Delegation from Fort Berthold to Washington, D.C. that is Largely Unsupported by the Tribal Council, March 5, 1956" (1956). William Langer Papers. 634.