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This letter dated December 18, 1945, from Anna D. Wilde, a member of the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold to United States (US) Senator William Langer, refers to the "small pamphlet" setting forth the Tribes' reasons for protesting the construction of the Garrison Dam. She lists many virtues of the un-flooded Missouri Slope, naming, for example the role of the rich farmlands in "feeding the starving citizens of the recently liberated countries."
Wilde writes she is in contact with an engineer who says a diversion could be implemented by placing smaller dams on the Yellowstone and Little Missouri rivers and canals used to control the overflow, thus sparing residents the loss of their homes.
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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
Anna D. Wilde, Byron H. Wilde, William Langer
Wilde, Anna, "Letter from Anna Wilde to Senator Langer Regarding A Possible Alternative to the Garrison Dam, December 18, 1945" (1945). William Langer Papers. 832.