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Date of Work

August 17, 1950

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This document, dated August 17, 1950, labeled "State Water Commission Publication No. 797," bears the heading, "Indian Funds Not Squandered, Chaiman Claims." The heading is a paraphrase of Chairperson Carl Whitman's testimony before a US House of Representatives public lands subcommittee.

The document also reports on opposition on the part of Whitman and Ralph Case, attorney for the tribes, to a bill proposed by United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to allow for per capita payments to be made out of the funds appropriated by Congress to compensate members forced from their homes by the construction of the Garrison Dam and its reservoir.

Whitman and other tribal officers are reported as disputing claims of favoritism in the granting of loans to members, a charge laid by former Tribal Business Council Chairperson Martin Cross the previous week and apparently amplified by Burdick, who is quoted as saying, ""there are some dissatisfied Indians on the reservation. Some say they cannot get a loan from the revolving fund while other Indians can get loans."

Date of Work

8-17-1950

Keywords

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam, Public Lands Subcommittee, favoritism, loans, per capita payments

Organizations Referenced

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, US House of Representatives, Public Lands Subcommittee, North Dakota State Water Commission

People Referenced

Carl Whitman, Usher Burdick, Martin Cross, Norris, Ralph Case, James Hall, Ben Youngbird

Publication by By North Dakota State Water Commission Regarding Per Capita Payments, Strife Among Three Affiliated Tribes Members, August 17, 1950

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