If you are following the news about the Dakota Pipeline and youd’d like to catch up on what’s happening in Standing Rock, you need to read more about the historical underpinnings of the conflict and go back to the Founding Fathers, which sounds boring, but it’s not.
It’s about George Washington and Wounded Knee and treaty theory and America’s Last Chance Saloon. "It is in those places, in those towns and cities and river valleys where we run out of wilderness, that we come face to face with each other at places like Wounded Knee and Standing Rock", reports the High Country News.
The Day of Reckoning is here. Even U.S. military veterans were arriving on Thursday at a camp to join thousands of activists braving snow and freezing temperatures to protest against the pipeline.
Protesters have spent months rallying against plans to route the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline beneath a lake near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, saying it poses a threat to water resources and sacred Native American sites.
As reported in High Country News