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Date of Work

circa 1956

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Senator William Langer (1st row middle), Senator Milton Young (2nd row left), and Representative Usher Burdick (2nd row right) hosted a delegation from Fort Berthold, sometime around 1956. Ben Youngbird is seated to the left of Langer, while Pete Starr (?) is between Young and Burdick in the second row. The third delegate from Fort Berthold (1st row right) is unidentified. Information taken from the back of the photograph.

"Wild Bill" Langer served as North Dakota Governor from 1933 to 1934 and from 1937 until 1939. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1940 and served until his death in 1959.

Senator Milton R. Young represented North Dakota in the United States Senate from 1945 until 1981.

Usher Burdick had a long career in North Dakota politics and served in the North Dakota House of Representatives (1909-1911), as Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota (1911-1913), and in the United States House of Representatives (1935-1945 and 1949-1959).

Organizations Depicted

Fort Berthold Indian Reservation

People Depicted

Usher Burdick, William Langer, Milton Young, Ben Youngbird, Pete Starr


Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota


Usher Burdick, William Langer, Milton Young, Fort Berthold