Turtle Island Under Siege

By Tama Baldwin

Turtle Island, a sacred site belonging to the Standing Rock Sioux, was seized to force a private oil pipeline across the Missouri River directly through land granted to the Sioux by treaty and just down river from a site where almost 400 members the the Standing Rock Tribe were massacred by the US Army in the 19th century during a harvest festival. A group of American military veterans mustered themselves to assist the Sioux including the group camped at the base of the bluff pictured here.

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