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Author Estes, Nick, author.

Title Our history is the future : Standing Rock versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the long tradition of indigenous resistance / Nick Estes.

Publication Info. London : Verso Colophon, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    970.48 EST    Available
Description 310 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In 2016, a small protest encampment at the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota, initially established to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, grew to be the largest Indigenous protest movement in the twenty-first century, attracting tens of thousands of Indigenous and non-Native allies from around the world. Its slogan "Mni Wiconi"--Water is Life--was about more than just a pipeline. Water Protectors knew this battle for Native sovereignty had already been fought many times before, and that, even after the encampment was gone, their anti-colonial struggle would continue. In Our History is the Future, Nick Estes traces traditions of Indigenous resistance leading to the #NoDAPL movement from the days of the Missouri River trading forts through the Indian Wars, the Pick-Sloan dams, the American Indian Movement, and the campaign for Indigenous rights at the United Nations. While a historian by trade, Estes also draws on observations from the encampments and from growing up as a citizen of the Oceti Sakowin (the Nation of the Seven Council Fires), making Our History is the Future at once a work of history, a personal story, and a manifesto"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Indians of North America -- Land tenure -- Standing Rock Indian Reservation (N.D. and S.D.).
Indians of North America -- Standing Rock Indian Reservation (N.D. and S.D.) -- Politics and government.
Petroleum pipelines -- Standing Rock Indian Reservation (N.D. and S.D.).
Environmental justice -- Standing Rock Indian Reservation (N.D. and S.D.).
Indian activists -- Standing Rock Indian Reservation (N.D. and S.D.).
ISBN 9781786636737

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