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This letter dated August 14, 1956, from United States (US) Senator William Langer to Rollo Jones of Parshall, North Dakota, refers to an inquiry Langer made on Jones's behalf to the area office of the US Bureau of Indian Affairs. Langer writes that a report has reached him regarding the inquiry and quotes a portion of the report.
In the quoted portion, it is explained additional information is required of the Tribal Council of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation before the tribal membership roll can be completed and approved by the US Secretary of the Interior, and that the council has been informed no per capita payments would be authorized until this information is obtained. Langer recommends to Jones that the matter be brought to the attention of the Tribal Council for their action at once.
A handwritten note on the letter reads "Indian Affairs."
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The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, per capita payments payments, per capita allocation, Senate Bill 2151, House Resolution 20221, Public Law 553
The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, US Department of the Interior, US Bureau of Indian Affairs
Rollo Smith, William Langer
Langer, William, "Letter from Senator Langer to Rollo Jones Regarding Per Capita Payments, August 14, 1956" (1956). William Langer Papers. 875.