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This letter dated May 8, 1958, from Fred Massey to United States (US) Bureau of Indian Affairs Area Director Benjamin Reifel, calls to Reifel’s attention B.J. Youngbird’s correspondence to US Senator William Langer where Youngbird mentions the issue of old debts “which makes total loans over $1500.00 requiring approval area office rather than locally.” The letter states if Youngbird’s concerns over old debts is “to other creditors” then approval would not be needed. The letter suggests that Reifel should look into this matter and make sure the agreed upon procedures are followed. The letter is written on a teletype and copied to Langer.
The letter is marked with the handwritten annotation “Fort Berthold.”
Telegram from B.J. Youngbird to Senator Langer Regarding Farm Loans for Members of the Fort Berthold Reservation, April 22, 1958
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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, Garrison Diversion, Garrison Reservoir, Elbowoods, Fort Berthold Tribal Council, loans
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Fred Massey, Benjamin Reifel, WIlliam Langer
Massey, Fred, "Letter from Fred Massey to Area Director Reifel Regarding Farm Loans for Members of the Fort Berthold Reservation, May 8, 1958" (1958). William Langer Papers. 718.