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This handwritten letter, dated December 30, 1955, from Mark Mahto to United States (US) Senator William Langer comments on the wording of US Senate Bill 2151, which pertains to per capita payments for members of the Three Affiliated Tribes. Mahto encourages Langer to include language in the bill that specifies that a tribal member must pay their debts before receiving any part of their share of the money held in trust for the tribe. Mahto also mentions the death of his son last November which he believes was a homicide. There are some shorthand notes at the top of this letter.
Letter from Senator Langer to Mark Mahto Regarding US Senate Bill 2151 and Per Capita Payments, January 21, 1956
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, per capita payments, US Senate Bill 2151, S. 2151, homicide, murder, investigation
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, US Government
Mark Mahto, William Langer
Mahto, Mark, "Letter from Mark Mahto to Senator Langer Regarding US Senate Bill 2151 and Per Capita Payments, December 30, 1955" (1955). William Langer Papers. 878.