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These correspondences dated July 31, 1956 were sent from United States (US) Senator William Langer to Carl Whitman, Jr., B. J. Youngbird, and Jackson Ripley enclosing information regarding election problems on the Fort Berthold Reservation. Enclosed with these letters is a copy of US Assistant Secretary D'Ewart's letter to the Tribal Council chairperson and the Solicitor's Opinion on tribal elections and the use of absentee ballots.
There are some handwritten notes on the letters.
Letter from Wesley D'Ewart to Martin Cross Regarding Tribal Council Election, July 23, 1956
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council, election, conflict, Tribal Constitution, by-laws, redistricting, inundation, re-location, vote, absentee ballot, absentee voting, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council, US Department of the Interior, US Office of the Solicitor
William Langer, Carl Whitman Jr., B. J. Youngbird, Jackson Ripley, Wesley D'Ewart, Martin Cross
Langer, William, "Collection of Correspondences Related to Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council Elections, July 31, 1956" (1956). William Langer Papers. 845.