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This letter dated November 18, 1949, from Ralph Hoyt Case, Attorney for the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold, to United States (US) Senator William Langer, refers to a report Case is sending to the Fort Berthold Tribal Council regarding the procedure under US House of Representatives Joint Resolution 33, a copy of which Case encloses with this letter. Case writes that he would appreciate it if Langer would let him see comments on the suggestion Case has made regarding the vote on US Public Law 437.
The report referenced by Case is included. The section regarding the vote to accept or reject US Public Law 437 details Case's recommendation that the vote not be conducted like an "election" but rather as "a vote by the individual adult members and can be taken at the convenience of each member and the convenience of the Tribal Council."
Case makes other recommendations regarding the handling and certification of the ballots.
In the report, Case makes reference to a copy of Pubic Law 437 being included for each member of the tribal council, but no copy of Public Law 437 was found with this letter and report in Langer's papers.
Hearings before the Subcommittee on Indian Affairs of the Committee on Public Lands House of Representatives Eighty-First Congress First Session on H.J. Res. 33 Providing for the Ratification by Congress of the Contract to Purchase Indian Lands by the United States from the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold, North Dakota
An Act to Vest Title to Certain Lands of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota, in the United States, and to Provide Compensation Therefor
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The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, US House Resolution 33, US Public Law 437, US Public Law 81-437, Taking Act, Takings Act, House Joint Resolution 33, land taking, land seizure, taking
The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, US House of Representatives
Ralph Hoyt Case, William Langer, Carl Whitman Jr., R. C. Crawford
Case, Ralph Hoyt, "Letter from Ralph H. Case to Senator Langer Regarding US House Joint Resolution 33, November 18, 1949" (1949). William Langer Papers. 909.