A "Spirit Rider" offers moral support to the group unfolding a giant American flag.  The flag was visible by the entire Oceti Sakowin Camp.
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Why They Went: The Inside Story Of The Standing Rock Veterans
In early December, an estimated 4,000 veterans descended on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota and helped put an end to a once seemingly hopeless struggle. But what actually happened on the frozen banks of the Missouri River?
Dakota Access Pipeline protesters stand waist deep in the Cantapeta Creek, northeast of the Oceti Sakowin Camp, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota Nov. 2, 2016.
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North Dakota Veterans Groups Urge Standing Rock Vets To Stand Down
Veteran service organizations in North Dakota have issued a plea to veterans headed to Standing Rock: Don’t go.
A Dakota Access pipeline protester defies law enforcement officers who are trying to force them from a camp on private land in the path of pipeline construction, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 near Cannon Ball, ND. Soldiers and law enforcement officers dressed in riot gear began arresting protesters who had set up a camp on private land to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
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Flooded With Support, Standing Rock Vets Ramp Up Operation And Brace For Showdown
As donations and volunteers pour in, Veterans Stand For Standing Rock prepares for a sizeable “deployment” to halt progress on the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Jon Don Ilone Reed, an Army veteran and member of South Dakota's Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, poses for a photo at an oil pipeline protest near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in southern North Dakota on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Reed said he fought in Iraq and is now fighting "fighting for our children and our water."
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‘Where Evil Resides’: Veterans ‘Deploy’ To Standing Rock To Engage The Enemy — The US Government
On Dec. 4, if everything goes according to plan, hundreds of veterans will muster at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. The mission: To stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.