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This memorandum dated March 6 is likely from 1956 and is only addressed to "Senator" but is likely written to United States (US) Senator William Langer. The memo informs the senator that US Senate Bill 2151 (S. 2151) will come before the full committee. It further states Carl Whitman Jr., Chief Frank Heart, Ben (B. J.) Youngbird, and John Wilkinson arrived to attend the hearing in opposition to the bill. The men say they speak for the tribe but Mr. Gamble of the US Department of the Interior says they do not. A handwritten note at the top of the memo reads, "S. 2151."
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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, opposition, hearing
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, US Department of the Interior
Carl Whitman Jr., Frank Heart, Ben (B. J.) Youngbird, John Wilkinson, William Langer
author unknown, "Memo to Senator Regarding Opposition to US Senate Bill 2151, March 6" (1956). William Langer Papers. 897.