About the Book
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.