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This letter, dated July 13, 1953, from United States (US) Senator William Langer to US Representative Usher Burdick, refers to a petition Langer has received from former Elbowoods residents who agreed to sell their homes to the US Corps of Engineers to make way for the creation of the Garrison Dam reservoir, and who, after waiting more than two years, are now requesting to be paid immediately for their lost homes.
While this letter mentions a photostatic copy of the petition being attached, no copy of the petition was found with this letter in Langer's papers.
Petition from Elbowoods Residents to Senator Langer Requesting Payment for Taken Properties, June 25, 1953
Letter from Congressman Usher Burdick to Senator Langer Regarding Petition from Elbowoods, July 27, 1953
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Elbowoods, petition, Elbowoods Petition, taking area, Garrison Dam, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish
US Army Corp of Engineers, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish
Usher Burdick, William Langer
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Langer, William, "Letter from Senator Langer to Congressman Usher Burdick Regarding Petition from Elbowoods, July 13, 1953" (1953). William Langer Papers. 675.