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Burning The Bridge Between Red And White At Standing Rock
From April 2016 to February 2017, the protest against the Dakota Access oil pipeline caught the attention of the world. Thousands gathered on the banks of the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, all to stand against the pipeline, prejudice, and police.
But was that what was really going on? Was it ever that simple?
This is the story of looking at what was behind the curtain, of finding the voices that were drowned out in the roar of the protest and letting them be heard. It is a chance to seek out and understand the protest through the eyes of people who experienced it far differently than the news media revealed. Through interviews, essays, photographs, maps, and timelines, you will learn about the relationship between Standing Rock and the surrounding communities both during and after those divisive and expensive ten months.
The Missouri River is broad, and so is what was left unsaid at the end of the Dakota Access pipeline protest.
Softcover, full-color, 446 pages. Find out more about the book and its contents here.
"Who's your audience for this book?" you might ask.
"Anyone who loves North Dakota," I'd reply.
"Small audience," you might say.
"I can live with that," I'd say.
But the truth is, this book isn't just a North Dakota book. It's not a guide for farmers. It isn't an Aesop's Fables for the wheat fields. You don't have to be from the state, or even know enough about it to love it. The essays, poems, and images inside this book aren't restricted by geopolitical boundaries even if they happened in a specific place and time. Instead, this is a book about a way of living life that isn't in such a rush, believes in hard work, finds the humor in each day, and makes every effort to finish each journey well. There is no blame, and there are no victims. It's you standing out on the wide prairie of your life, nothing obstructing your view of who you are, where you came from, and where you're going, and choosing to keep moving. The universal themes of life do, indeed, stretch far and wide, even across the Great Plains.
Softcover, full-color, 272 pages
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