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This letter dated August 30, 1945, from Floyd Montclair to John E. Hamilton, informs Hamilton that Montclair has received his correspondence and Hamilton should expect to receive the names of 101 tribal members who endorse Hamilton’s bill “for proposed citizenship for Indians which I am hoping will be harmonious.” The letter states that Montclair has mailed Hamilton a booklet that reveals “the full text of why we are opposed to the Garrison Dam.” The letter informs Hamilton that a delegation “from this place” will attend a session of the United States Congress in early September and Montclair would like Hamilton to attend the session with Montclair’s delegation. The letter concludes by stating Montclair is one of the four official delegates to oppose the Garrison Dam. This letter is marked with the typed annotation “A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL LETTER” and the handwritten annotation “Indians.”
Letter from John Hamilton to Senator Langer Regarding the Petition for the American Indian Emancipation Act, September 21, 1945
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, American Indian citizenship, Garrison Diversion, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Dam
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Fort Berthold Americans
Floyd Montclair, John E. Hamilton
Montclair, Floyd, "Letter from Floyd Montclair to John Hamilton Regarding the Endorsement of a Bill for Citizenship, August 30, 1945" (1945). William Langer Papers. 760.