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This letter dated March 19, 1955, from Walter Plenty Chief to United States (US) Senator William Langer, requests assistance in consulting with representatives of the Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council who are in Washington, D. C. to negotiate for a per capita payment for tribal members. Plenty Chief says the money held in trust for the tribes is theirs to pay for damage caused by construction of the Garrison Dam, and does not want any strings attached to this money. There are handwritten notes at the top of the letter.

See also:

Letter from Senator Langer to Walter Plenty Chief Regarding Per Capita Payments, March 23, 1955

Date of Work

3-19-1955

Keywords

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council, hardship, farming, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, per capita payments, money held in trust

Organizations Referenced

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council

People Referenced

Walter Plenty Chief, William Langer

Letter from Walter Plenty Chief to Senator Langer Regarding Per Capita Payments, March 19, 1955

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