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This handwritten letter, dated September 2, 1949, from Floyd Montclair of Elbowoods, North Dakota, member of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Forth Berthold Reservation and Vice President of the National American Indian Defense Association, Inc., to United States (US) Senator William Langer, makes reference to the position of Superintendent of the Forth Berthold Indian Agency. Montclair writes that he has "the honor to bring this message by request of the people, and for the people." Montclair clarifies further that by "people" he means not the Tribal Council but the "people at large."
"We the people," Montclair writes, "want a man with wide experience in Indian affairs like E. O. Morrow to be our next superintendent." He goes on to write that the Tribal Council has "already made their choice of [acting] Supervisor [Reginald W.] Quinn by resolution without the knowledge of the people at large."
Montclair writes that he has always voted for Langer, and has never asked for any favor, and that now he is respectfully asking Langer to "lend some aid" with his influence in agreement with his request that E. O. Morrow be the next superintendent of the Fort Berthold Reservation.
Included with the handwritten letter is a typed letter addressed to Julius Albert Krug, US Secretary of the Interior, John R. Nichols, Commissioner of the US Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Langer, requesting that Morrow be appointed the next Superintendent of the Fort Berthold Indian Agency.
Letter from Senator Langer to Floyd Montclair Regarding Montclair's Request that E. O. Morrow Be Appointed Superintendent of Forth Berthold Agency, September 26, 1949
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The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Fort Berthold Indian Agency, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Fort Berthold Indian Agency
The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Fort Berthold Indian Agency
William Langer, Floyd Montclair, E. O. Morrow, Reginald W. Quinn, Julius Albert Krug, John R. Nichols
Montclair, Floyd, "Letter from Floyd Montclair to Senator Langer Requesting that E. O. Morrow Be Appointed Superintendent of Fort Berthold Indian Agency, September 2, 1949" (1949). William Langer Papers. 945.