For nearly ten months, members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their allies have been camped in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing their land and water. The estimated $3.78 bill project is nearly complete, crossing almost 1,172 miles. But the resistance has stalled development at the Missouri River.
Although on it's face, the issue is the pipeline, the conflict runs much deeper and is steeped in generations of violent history. In military vehicles and body armour, police have been true to this legacy, indiscriminately using tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, percussion grenades and water canons.