Native American Pipeline History

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From the time American children are able to go to school, they are taught, that the US government has always been and is the one main group that the citizens of the United States can trust with everything, but as time has passed, what has happened to this trust bond and why? The government has a lot of influence on today’s society and their decision making processes, such as the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Great Planes Expanse, Border patrol, job creations, and government spendings are all huge parts in today’s dispute over whether or not to go through with it. The Dakota access pipeline, if it is gone through with, it is going to go through sacred Native American burial grounds but, this pipeline will boost today’s economy and create more jobs. The archaeologists, who have worked with the Native Americans for years through all government building on their land throughout the years, still do not see and understand the real problem with the …show more content…

There are roads being built on non-governmental land and it is causing a huge conflict between the Natives and the US government. Great planes expanse has gone through major Native American sites that are very important to them and their history. “A former tribal historic preservation officer of the Standing Rock Sioux, Mentz wore a baseball cap, rimless glasses and two thin braids of graying hair. He was upset and spoke rapidly about the area behind him, an expanse of the Great Plains cut by a new 150-foot-wide road.” (“Government Archaeologists Failed to Review the Dakota Access Pipeline”). Due to the archaeologists failing to see the real problem with both the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Great Planes Expanse, the US government is already budding heads with the Native Americans, which could lead to future problems with them. The roads that are built to boost the economy not only help today’s society, but they run through Native American land which was promised to them and is not supposed to be touched by the US

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