The Big Difference at Standing Rock Is Native Leadership All Around

Native activists march in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Sacred Stone camp in Cannonball, North Dakota. (Photo: Joe Brusky)

I just asked a woman from the Oglala Nation if she’d ever seen anything like this. She said not since 1973 at Wounded Knee. Tell me how you see this in a historic context. I’ve talked to folks who were there, who are in this camp. At its very most there were about 200 people at Wounded Knee at its peak, and a lot of those were people who came in for the weekend and left. At its peak in this camp, we reached up to 3,500 people. People that traveled across the country. They carpooled, hitchiked. They organized caravans and buses. It’s magnificent to see that. It makes me think how different it would have been if we had had Facebook in 1973.

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