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This letter dated October 27, 1945, from John E. Hamilton, President of the National American Indian Defense Association, Inc. to United States (US) Senator William Langer, encloses material related to President Grant's Indian Policy and termination of treaty making with Indigenous tribes. Hamilton says this information may be useful as Langer proceeds with the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation. Hamilton comments on a recent hearing which relates to the construction of the Garrison Dam. Hamilton says that it is the responsibility of the US Government to protect the property rights of Indigenous peoples. Hamilton asks Langer to send a copy of a speech that Langer gave in the US Senate, and asks for copies of the Congressional Record from June 1.
Enclosed with this letter is "The Reforms of President Grant and the American Indian Reservation System: The Termination of Indian Treaty Making, March 3, 1871."
Letter from Senator Langer to John Hamilton Regarding Money in the Department to the Credit of the Tribes, October 29, 1945
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, National American Indian Defense Association Inc., US Congress, US Department of the Interior
John E. Hamilton, William Langer, Martin Cross, Mr. Davidson, Harold Ickes, Ulysses S. Grant, Floyd Montclair
Hamilton, John E., "Letter from John Hamilton to Senator Langer Regarding President Grant's Indian Policy, October 27, 1945" (1945). William Langer Papers. 942.