“The Garrison Dam Agreement Signing” delivered May 21, 1948,
Gillette, George (1902-1985)
“960 Indians Sell Out to U.S. for 5 Millions,” Washington Post, May 21, 1948, 1. (=A)
“3 Dakota Tribes Sign Away Best Land for a Dam: Get $5,105,000; Not Enough,” Chicago Daily Tribune, May 21, 1948, 13. (=B)
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