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Feature - "They Tried to Bury Us" - Standing Rock Revisited
Larry Towell
Standing Rock. Fort Yates, North Dakota, 2017.

“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.”
-Proverb

During the week of September 17 2017, between 100 and 200 native American leaders and supporters from the Standing Rock protest camp (water protectors) gathered for a week of ceremony and “healing” in a field near the now closed Oceti, Sacred Stone, and Rosebud camps of North Dakota. The land, belonging Phillis Young, was re-named “Sacred Stone Village”. Participants prayed, talked, sang, and shared meals as part of their re-connection and rejuvenation of resistance. In attendance...

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USA. Fort Yates, Standing Rock, ND. 2017. Steel effigy at Prairie...
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USA. Fort Yates, Standing Rock, ND. 2017. Water protector legal...
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USA. Fort Yates, Standing Rock, ND. 2017. “Sacred Stone Village.”...
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USA. Fort Yates, Standing Rock, ND. 2017. Singing at sunrise...
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USA. Fort Yates, Standing Rock, ND. 2017. Purrified Water at...
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USA. Fort Yates, Standing Rock, ND. 2017. Purrified Water at...
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USA. Fort Yates, Standing Rock, ND. 2017. Symbolic water at “Sacred...
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USA. Fort Yates, Standing Rock, ND. 2017. LaDonna Brave Bull...
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USA. Fort Yates, Standing Rock, ND. 2017. Family during panel...
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USA. Fort Yates, Standing Rock, ND. 2017. Participants, activists,...
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USA. Fort Yates, Standing Rock, ND. 2017. Mother and Child at...
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USA. Fort Yates, Standing Rock, ND. 2017. A family (right) and...
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USA. Fort Yates, Standing Rock, ND. 2017. Participants and friends.
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USA. Fort Yates, Standing Rock, ND. 2017. “Sacred Stone Village”....
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USA. Fort Yates, Standing Rock, ND. 2017. Participants gather...
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USA. Fort Yates, Standing Rock, ND. 2017. "smudging before a...
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USA. Fort Yates, Standing Rock, ND. 2017. Praying at "Sacred...
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USA. Fort Yates, Standing Rock, ND. 2017. Evening at "Sacred...
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USA. Fort Yates, Standing Rock, ND. 2017. Group dinner at "Sacred...
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USA. Fort Yates, Standing Rock, ND. 2017. New asphalt covering...
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USA. Fort Yates, Standing Rock, ND. 2017. Photograph previously...
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USA. Fort Yates, Standing Rock, ND. 2017. Photograph previously...
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USA. Fort Yates, Standing Rock, ND. 2017. “Sacred Stone Village”.
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