The Dakota Access Pipeline was located beneath Lake Oahe, which is a lake created by a dam on the Missouri River. This was the site of the protests by the Standing Rock Sioux and several other Native American tribes against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Have you ever wondered how Lake Oahe came to be? This video tells the story from the perspective of a elderly Native American whose family was affected by the construction of the dam and the flooding of the Missouri River behind the dam.
Description from Reveal:
The Dakota Access Pipeline now runs beneath Lake Oahe. The lake was created after the U.S. government seized the surrounding land through eminent domain and dammed the Missouri River. Candace Ducheneaux’s father was a negotiator for the tribe in settlement talks with the government. She remembers what life was like before her family was relocated from its ancestral home and the tribe from its most fertile farmland. She shares her family’s collection of photographs, along with her memories.