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File NCAI Conv. gen UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR OFFICE OF INDIAN AFFAIRS FIELD SERVICE Office of District Director, 311 Council Building, Oklahoma City 2, Oklahoma, October 31, 1946. Mr. Ben Dwight, Act. Executive Secretary, National Congress of American Indians, State Capital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Dear Mr. Dwight: I received your letter and I appreciate your invitation to attend the sessions of the Congress November 6 through 9. The copies of the program which you furnished have been distributed primarily to employees of Indian blood within our organization and I am sure that a number of our people will be glad of the opportunity to attend the meeting. I have information that Commissioner Brophy and Assistant Secretary Oscar L. Chapman will attend the meetings and we are, of course, looking forward to the prospect of having them visit this district office and the opportunity of discussing with them several problems in connection with our work. If we can assist in any way possible in connection with the conference and the entertainment of visiting guests to Oklahoma City, we should be glad to have you call upon us. It happens that I was closely associated with Mr. Archie Phinney and others when they were working upon the preliminary plans for organization of the National Congress of American Indians and I was genuinely interested in the idea. I shall welcome the opportunity to attend the meetings and observe the organization at work. We shall be glad to have you call upon us in any way which may aid in making the meeting successful. Very truly yours, Dover P. Trent Dover P. Trent, Acting District Director.
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