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Ralph Shane

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This excerpt from the Fort Berthold Agency News Bulletin, dated May 12, 1955, explains guidelines for the use of per capita funds placed into the Individual Indian Money (IIM) accounts of minors on the reservation.

In this excerpt it is explained that, while a $500 per-capita payment was distributed "to each person living at midnight on March 25, 1955, whose name appeared on the rolls of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold," funds distributed to minors were deposited in their IIM accounts and their use is subject to strict regulations. The funds may not be used for general family purchases or expenses, or for any other purpose "except...for the benefit of that very child...for his own health, education, and welfare."

The pages excerpted explain the process for using those funds, which involves the minor's parents submitting a written plan for the use of any funds disbursed.

Date of Work

5-12-1955

Keywords

The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, per capita payments, per capita allocation

Organizations Referenced

The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Fort Berthold Indian Agency, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Standing Rock Sioux, Standing Rock Nation, Íŋyaŋ Woslál Háŋ, The Seven Council Fires, Oceti Ŝakowiŋ, Eastern Santee, Eastern Dakota, Santee, Santee Dakota, Dakota, Dakotah, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux, Isanti, People of the Fish Village(s), Sisseton, Sissetonwan, Sisitoŋwaŋ, People Dwelling Among the Leaves, Wahpeton, Wahpetonwan, Waĥpetoŋwaŋ, Wahpetoŋwaŋ, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, Mikinaakwajiwing, Mikinaakwajiw-ininiwag, Turtle Mountain Chippewa, Métis, Métis People, Metis, Metis/Cree, Cree, Otipemisuak, Public Law 71, Fort Berthold Indian Agency, US Bureau of Indian Affairs

People Referenced

Ralph M. Shane, W. O. Roberts, H. W. Case

Excerpt from Fort Berthold Agency News Bulletin, May 12, 1955

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