Masked warriors take over destruction machinery used in Dakota Access Pipeline, September 6, 2016.
Did the U.S. government help destroy a major Sioux archeological site?
Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, September 9, 2016
To hear the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe tell it, an old-fashioned American land grab transpired earlier this week in rural North Dakota.The tribe’s members and hundreds of other Native people have been protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline since April. When built, the pipeline will stretch more than 1,100 miles from oil fields in North Dakota to a river port in Illinois. The tribe claims that the pipeline—which climate activists portray as a sequel to Keystone XL—could threaten their sole water source and that, more importantly, they were not consulted before the pipeline was approved.
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