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RESOLUTION

 

Pursuant to previous notice, 50 representative members of the Fort Berthold Reservation officially known as the Three Affiliated Tribes in council assembled, and held in the Community Hall at Elbowoods, North Dakota, on November 3, A. D. 1951.

James Holding Eagle offered prayer.

Justin Spotted Bear, Chairman.

Quorum being present.

The Chairman called the meeting to order, and announced that the house was open for any business properly presented and anticipated by the Three Affiliated Tribes.

Victor Young Bear introduced a resolution and interpreted contents of said resolution.

Davis Painte was called, and a full interpretation of the aforementioned resolution given in his language of the Arikara people, and the Three Affiliated Tribes adopted the resolution and passed upon record the following declaration:

WHEREAS, the Tribal Council of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the

Fort Berthold Reservation may authorize payments out of any available port- ion of the foregoing $7,500,000 for the per capita interest of any tribal member in Tribal assets in consideration for the relinquishment by said member in behalf of himself, his heirs, or assigns of all claims to any future rights income and assets.

RESOLVED, by the three tribes, to-wit; the Gros Ventre, Mandan, and Arikara people, That the above quoted 4th paragraph of the Four Point Tribal Council resolution in Act signed and approved by the Secretary of the Interior which had become inconsistent with this resolution and hereby amended by the Three Affiliated Tribes and activated to read as follows:

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Tribal Council of the Fort Berthold

Reservation shall authorize per capita payment of their prorate share plus interest to each enrolled member of the Fort Berthold Reservation out of any available portion of the foregoing $7,500,000.

BE IT THEREFORE FURTHER RESOLVED, That other important and pertinent

matters hereto incorporated in the following sections of this Resolution

Section I. The remainder of more or less residual of 450,000 acres of the Fort Berthold Reservation shall hereafter remain forever non-taxation in accordance to supreme law of the United States that 'Reads: "That at the beginning and for indefinite time into the future, the American Indians paid their land tax.  Indian tribes surrendered  large areas of land in exchange for smaller areas plus immunity from the land tax and exemption from the sovereignty of local political subdivisions.

Section II. That mineral rights above and below the surface

bf the lands, including the inundations of the Garrison Dam, to be held and retained forever by the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, State of North Dakota.

Section III. That language portion of the Tribal Council resolution worded as follows: "For the per capita interest of any tri- bal member in Tribal assets in consideration for the relinquishment by said member in behalf of himself, his heirs or assigns of all claims to any future Tribal rights income or assets." Hereby stricken out by vote of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, State of North Dakota.

 

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Tribal Council, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, North Dakota delegation in the Senate and the House of Representatives and all interested people be advised of the above decision for their approval hereto incorporated in this resolution.

In witness Whereof we, your petitioners, have hereunto affixed our signatures in official manner.

S/ Justin Spotted Bear

Chairman, Justin Spotted Bear

ATTEST:

S/ Floyd Montclair

Secretary

RESOLUTION COMMITTEE:

S/ Victor Young Bear      

Chairman

S/ Philip Atkins .                             

Gros Ventre Tribe

 

S/ James Holding Eagle

Mandan Tribe

S/ Martin Fox

 


 

 



 

 

 

 

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