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This letter dated November 9, 1954, from Carl Whitman, Jr. of Parshall, North Dakota on the Fort Berthold Reservation to United States (US) Senator William Langer, makes reference to Langer's October 30 letter in which Langer says, "I certainly hope we did some good."
Whitman reacts to this statement, saying it suggests Langer is done with the matter, whereas Whitman expects Langer will continue to work to address the concerns expressed in during the hearings. He asks Langer to study carefully the testimony of Robert Rietz and Ben Youngbird to understand "what the Indians really want." He goes on: "The Tribal Council has deprived the Indians their right to vote, with the flimsy excuse of the Constitutional revision and are even stalling on this. The Indians want a change, please help us."
Letter from Senator Langer to Carl Whitman Jr. Regarding Recent Hearings in North Dakota, November 19, 1954
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The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion
The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish
Carl Whitman Jr., William Langer, Robert Rietz, Ben Youngbird, Ben Youngbird
Whitman, Carl Jr., "Letter from Carl Whitman Jr. to Senator Langer Regarding Recent Hearings in North Dakota, November 9, 1954" (1954). William Langer Papers. 827.