We have mentioned in a couple of our class discussions about how Native American history can often be ignored as part of the history of the West. Which made me think of recent Native American events and I thought of the Dakota Access Pipeline. I remember it being such a talked about issue a while back but haven’t heard anything recently. I remember being surprised that mainstream media had picked up the story. So looked up any recent news about the pipeline and I found this recent article about the pipeline. It looks like President Trump is backing the pipeline to be built. However, the Standing Rock Sioux are preparing to fight that decision. I hope this story does not get swept under the rug like many other important events in the Native American community.