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Standing Rock Special: Historian Says Dakota Access Co. Attack Came on Anniv. of Whitestone Massacre

Standing Rock Special: Historian Says Dakota Access Co. Attack Came on Anniv. of Whitestone Massacre

While reporting from the standoff at Standing Rock in September, Democracy Now! sat down with Standing Rock Sioux tribal historian LaDonna Brave Bull Allard to speak about another attack against her tribe—this one on the same day 153 years before. On September 3, 1863, the U.S. Army massacred more than 300 members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in what became known as the Whitestone massacre. LaDonna Brave Bull Allard is not only the tribal historian, she’s also one of the founders of the Sacred Stone Camp, launched on her land April 1, 2016, to resist the Dakota Access pipeline.

 

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