Bismarck, North Dakota
At the Sacred Stone camp, Julius Page remembers his Cherokee grandmothers in South Carolina. Speaking of where he lives now in Fargo, North Dakota, he said, "I know a big part of the discrimination here is due to ignorance because our history books don't tell the whole story for us, for Native Americans. And people are stuck in those beliefs."
When visitors turn off a narrow North Dakota highway and drive into the Sacred Stone camp where thousands have come to protest an oil pipeline, they thread through an arcade of flags whipping in the North Dakota wind. Each represent one of 280 Native American tribes that have flocked here in what activists are calling the largest, most diverse tribal action in at least a century, perhaps since Little Bighorn.
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times