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MANDAN HIDATSA AND ARIKARA NATION

The chairman of United Tribes of North Dakota wrote to the superintendent of Theodore Roosevelt National Park to urge the "continued preservation" of the park's wild horses and longhorn cattle.
Raymond Cross argued twice before the U.S. Supreme Court in seeking just damages for the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara from Garrison Dam, which flooded the Fort Berthold Reservation.
InForum history columnist Curt Eriksmoen begins the story of George Shannon, a teenager who proved to be a key member of Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery.
Tex Hall, a former tribal chairman, alleges that the tribe operated in secrecy in its $92.8-million purchase of land on the Las Vegas strip — an allegation current chairman Mark Fox rejects.

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The Three Affiliated Tribes bought 13 acres from MGM Resorts and now owns 22 acres on the Las Vegas strip that could be sold or developed.
Randall Phelan took part in a bribery scheme with co-conspirators from about 2013 through mid-2020, during which time he used his position with the Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council to obtain construction contracts for a contractor, according to court documents.
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation calls the state's claim "contrary to the legal and historical record" and vows to fight to protect its rights to ancestral lands and waters.
The Standing Rock and Fort Berthold reservations received the federal funds to repair and upgrade roadways.
Attorneys representing parties in two lawsuits said the litigation over the new districts won't change North Dakota's political boundaries before the November general election.
The claim applies to the historical bed of the Missouri River — the river as it was before construction of Garrison Dam created Lake Sakakawea in the 1950s — not “the entirety of the bed of Lake Sakakawea,” the statement said.

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Thomas Suckley and George Bears Arm, two young men from the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota, died while attending the notorious Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania. Their bodies remain buried in a cemetery near the site of the former school.
The two companies behind a $2 billion proposed hydrogen hub in central North Dakota said they plan to source all of the natural gas needed for their project from beneath the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation's Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.
A federal appeals panel rejected arguments that a requirement that nonresident members of the Three Affiliated Tribes return to vote in tribal elections was illegal.

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