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This letter, dated January 15, 1954 from Fort Berthold, North Dakota tribal member Albert H. Simpson to United States (US) Senator William Langer accompanies a copy of a resolution passed by the Tenth Annual Convention of the National Congress of American Indians on December 9, 1953.
Simpson's letter asks for Langer's full support "during the hearings" and also for the request for a per-capita payment through US Public Law 437.
The attached resolution asks that the mineral rights for the 158,000 acres of land taken under US Public Law 437 be restored to the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, and that any pending legislation covering such subjects be amended to include these tribes.
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The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, Public Law 437, mineral rights, per capita payments, per capita allocation
The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, National Gongress of American Indians
Albert H. Simpson, William Langer, Joseph Garry, Helen L. Peterson
Simpson, Albert H., "Letter from Albert Simpson to Senator Langer Regarding Mineral Rights on Land Taken Under US Public Law 437, January 15, 1954" (1954). William Langer Papers. 785.