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This letter, dated May 17, 1948, from United States (US) Senator William Langer to Evan Baker of Elbowoods, North Dakota on the Fort Berthold Reservation conveys the contents of a report Langer has received from the Fort Berthold Indian Agency in response to an inquiry Langer made regarding Baker's desire to sell 160 acres of land he owns on the Fort Berhold Reservation.
Langer quotes from the report he received, the gist of which is that Baker should wait until the resettlement issue associated with the construction of the Garrison Dam and eventual inundation of a significant portion of the Fort Berthold Reservation has been clarified. Reference is made in the quoted portions of Langer's letter to an attached contract, but no contract was found with this letter in Langer's papers.
Langer recommends that Baker follow the recommendations of the quoted report.
Letter from Senator Langer to Ben Reifel Regarding the Selling of Fort Berthold Reservation Land, April 16, 1948
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam, Elbowoods, land sale, inundation, relocation
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Fort Berthold Agency
William Langer, Evan Baker, Ben Reifel
Langer, William, "Letter from Senator Langer to Evan Baker Regarding Selling of Fort Berthold Land, May 17, 1948" (1948). William Langer Papers. 998.