This hearing contains the discussion between representatives of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation and members of the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. The United States goverment wanted to build Garrison Dam on the Missouri River on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota for flood control and other purposes. The Three Affiliated Tribes opposed this action. Representatives from the Three Affiliated Tribes testified that the land that would be flooded when the dam was built was great for crops, hunting, and natural resources. It had been their home for hundreds of years, and they did not want to lose it. In addition, the conversation entailed the price and size of the land, as well as possible relocation for the famlies that would be forced to move when the dam was built.
Hearing Before the Committee on Indian Affairs; United States Senate; Seventy-Ninth Congress; First Session On S.J. Res. 79; A Bill Establishing a Joint Congressional Committee to Make a Study of Claims of Indian Tribes Against the United States, and to Investigate the Administration of Indian Affairs