BISMARCK, N.D. — A protest of a four-state, $3.8 billion oil pipeline turned violent after tribal officials say construction crews destroyed American Indian burial and cultural sites on private land in southern North Dakota.

Morton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Donnell Preskey said four private security guards and two guard dogs were injured after several hundred protesters confronted construction crews Saturday afternoon at the site just outside the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.

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  1. Thank you for posting this. I read of it this morning in my newsfeed. Yes there were people bitten by the dogs including a child. I use to post a lot of Native People or Indian news items but it seems people simply did not want to see or read it. I am sorry for that. The more we see each other as family the father we can go as a species. Hugs

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