Fake Cowboys and Real Indians

Here is a piece from the New York Times from late 2016, outlining what happened at Standing Rock and the jobs of the Water Protectors.

For most of this past week, a winter storm has lashed at the North Dakota prairie camp where the Standing Rock Sioux are making a stand to keep an oil pipeline away from water that is a source of life for them.

The sight of native people shivering in a blizzard, while government authorities threaten to starve them out or forcefully remove them, is a living diorama of so much awful history between the First Americans and those who took everything from them.

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