As the Dakota Access Pipeline was being prepared to be laid under the Missouri River in Morton County, the surrounding area was pushed into turmoil. Resistance arose, and eventually the prairie near the proposed site swooned to village that housed more than 10,000 people from across not just the state of North Dakota, but also the United States, and even the world.
In Bismarck-Mandan, the nearest metropolitan area, a divide would quickly form, with support for and against the pipeline. However, additional divisions would also form throughout the area, with many taking nuanced approaches to the situation, while others saw only black and white.
In the end, it wasn't just a pipeline that was being opposed though, but something much larger, that has had an impact on the state since when it was still just a territory.
This book seeks to examine not only the most recent dispute along the Missouri River, but the events and circumstances that led to a historic gathering on the prairie of Morton County.
Hundreds of interviews, thousands of articles, and a wealth of historic information is going into this work to give a full view of what occurred, and the long road that led here. Views on all sides of the issue have been gathered, in order to give a bit of insight on the matter as a whole.
Price is $25 plus $3.99 for shipping.
Release date: April 2018
Cover image by Shane Balkowitsch.
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P.O. Box 217
Mandan, ND 58554