The Oceti Sakowin camp near Cannon Ball, N.D. is the largest of four set up in opposition of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would ship Bakken Oil Patch crude oil to a Patkoa, Ill. The gathering is the first time the seven nations of the Sioux have gathered since the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876 and is the single largest gathering of Native American tribes in more than a century. The Standing Rock Sioux and the thousands that have traveled to the encampment are concerned about the pipeline and the harm a spill could bring to those who rely on the Missouri River as their main source of water. But for tribes who have endured a long history of land losses and broken treaties, the fight also means much more.
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