Structures burned throughout the night the day before the raid by federal, out of state, and local forces on February 23rd.
Campers part ways before the anticipated raid of Oceti Sakowin Camp. Those willing and able to take a felony trespass charge took a stand.
Many chose to burn their structures rather than let them be desecrated as the police advanced on camp.
4The Last to Leave
Finally the last truckload of campers leave under eminent police threat.
5Beginning of the End
Police departments from around the country made the trip to participate in the final raid of Oceti.
Lone water protector flies flags as police line up outside camp gaits.
One of the only veterans to stay behind takes a powerful stand against a corporatized America.
A small band of water protectors, journalists, and veterans face an outsize police presence.
The morning of the raid.