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Evan Baker

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This letter dated August 31, 1947, from Evan Baker to United States Senator William Langer informs Langer that Baker is “an Indian of the Fort Berthold Reservation” and he would like to sell 160 acres of his land. The letter explains that Baker’s home isn’t suitable for his large family and with the money from the sold land Baker would like to build a better home and buy cattle. The letter states that Baker has found a buyer for the land but the Indian Office will not help him. The letter confers that Baker has been rejected for loans on three different occasions. The letter states that Baker’s land will be separated by the Garrison Dam and the land he intends to sell will be the land isolated by the Garrison reservoir.

See also:

Letter from Senator Langer to Evan Baker Expressing Delight in Helping to Sell Fort Berthold Reservation Land, April 16, 1948

Date of Work

3-31-1948

Keywords

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam, Elbowoods

Organizations Referenced

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish

People Referenced

Evan Baker, William Langer

Letter from Evan Baker to Senator Langer Regarding the Selling of Fort Berthold Reservation Land, March 31, 1949

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