Bismarck, North Dakota
Jakob Cordero, 11, of Santa Barbara, Calif., dries off after swimming in the Cannonball River, which runs off of the Missouri River. Cordero, whose is California Chumash, Sioux and Hunkpapa, will spend two weeks at the camp with his family. "Some parts are super cold, and the rest is warm," Cordero said of the river, which he swims in almost every day.
When visitors turn off a narrow North Dakota highway and drive into the Sacred Stone camp where thousands have come to protest an oil pipeline, they thread through an arcade of flags whipping in the North Dakota wind. Each represent one of 280 Native American tribes that have flocked here in what activists are calling the largest, most diverse tribal action in at least a century, perhaps since Little Bighorn.
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times