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This letter dated August 31, 1948, from Evan Baker to United States (US) Senator William Langer, informs Langer that Baker is “an Indian of the Fort Berthold Reservation” and would like to sell 160 acres of his land. Baker writes that his home isn’t suitable for his large family and would like to build a better home and buy cattle with the money from the sale of the land. adding that the land he plans to sell will be isolated from him by the Garrison Dam, so he might as well get something out of it while he can.
Baker writes that he has found a buyer for the land but the Indian Office will not help him. He adds that he has been rejected for loans on three different occasions.
Letter from Senator Langer to Evan Baker Expressing Delight in Helping to Sell Fort Berthold Reservation Land, April 16, 1948
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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, land sale
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish
Evan Baker, William Langer
Baker, Evan, "Letter from Evan Baker to Senator Langer Regarding the Selling of Fort Berthold Reservation Land, March 31, 1948" (1948). William Langer Papers. 692.