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This letter dated April 3, 1950, from Joseph Wicks to United States (US) Senator William Langer refers to an enclosed bill from Henry T---- [illegible] of Fort Yates, North Dakota, which, in reference to the members of the Standing Rock Reservation, Wicks writes, “I have seen this Before as the Indians have a lot of copies of this Bill [sic].” Wicks continues, “The Indians here will Be a Lot easier to Deal with than the Berthold Indians Were [sic]. These people want there money for the Land taken, and Not to Be turned over to the Indian office [sic]." Wicks concludes with the promised to keep Langer informed as to what the people want.
The bill mentioned as being enclosed was not found with this letter in Langer's papers.
The letter includes the handwritten annotation of the word “clear.”
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam, Elbowoods, Fort Yates, Standing Rock Sioux, Standing Rock Nation, Íŋyaŋ Woslál Háŋ
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Standing Rock Sioux, Standing Rock Nation, Íŋyaŋ Woslál Háŋ
Joseph Wicks, William Langer
Political History | United States History
Wicks, Joseph, "Letter from Joseph Wicks to Senator Langer Regarding Standing Rock Reservation, April 3, 1950" (1950). William Langer Papers. 651.