Framed by the door of a tipi, Leota Eastman-Iron Cloud watches her kite float in the air at the Oyate Wahancanka Woecun camp outside of Ideal, South Dakota. Translated into english, the camp's name means "Shielding the People" in the Lakota language. The place was installed to protest the Keystone XL pipeline and for prayer. The pipeline is proposed to cross the Rosebud Reservation at this location. May 2014
 A letter by Leota Eastman-Iron Cloud of Rosebud, South Dakota and Miranda Fire Thunder of Pine Ride, South Dakota. August 2014
 A completed puzzle in the Senior Centre in Atkinson, Nebraska. May 2013   
  
   
  
    
  
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 A protest sign that marks the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline sits on LaVonne Beck's property. May 2014
 Art Tanderup's letter to President Obama. May 2014
 Art and Helen Tanderup. Neligh, Nebraska. May 2014
 Mike Kilmurry, the eldest son of Richard Kilmurry, cleans out his perpetually messy truck that also doubles as an office. The Kilmurry clan are not your average environmental activists. Wearing a uniform of Wranglers, snap-button shirts, and cowboy hats, the family is more reminiscent of  Little House on the Prairie  than eco-activism. The proposed pipeline is slated to cross through several sections of the Kilmurry land. May 2013
 The Oyate Wahancanka Woecun camp's fire pit for the sweat lodges. The place was installed to protest the Keystone XL pipeline and for prayer. The pipeline is proposed to cross the Rosebud Reservation at this location. Sweat lodges (or anything associated with the sweat lodge) are typically not photographed. In this instance, the organizers of the camp gave me permission to photograph this area. 
 During branding day on the Kilmurry ranch, each member of the family has a specific duty. Mike (centre) brands the calves and runs the squeeze chute, Richard (right) gives the vaccinations and castrates the bulls, and Bonny (not seen) pushes the calves into the chute. Each family has their own style of branding, and while some are more traditional than others, the Kilmurry family's branding style is more modern. May 2013
 Bonny Kilmurry's letter to President Obama. May 2014
 Little Miss Antelope. Rosebud Powwow and Fair. August 2014
 A group of men listen to the auctioneer during an outdoor consignment auction in Holt County, Nebraska. February 2014
 Frost covers the ground along a dirt road 12 miles from Atkinson, Nebraska. The pipeline is proposed to cross the road at this location. February 2014
 A letter by Gary Dorr, Nez Perce People. August 2014
 A way-up cow in the auction arena at the Atkinson Livestock Market in Atkinson, Nebraska. Holt County is sparsely populated with 10,500 people, but the county is also considered to be one of the leading cow counties in America with a  cattle population of 99,000 . July 2013   
  
   
  
    
  
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 Pipeline protestors react to the statement from Americans for Prosperity, a pro-pipeline organization during a meeting of the York County Commissioners to discuss if the pipeline should cross York County Nebraska. The protesters are using to legal means to fight the proposed pipeline. The resolution, which the board ultimately voted against stated, “The York County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of its citizens, realizes the risks of tar sand and crude oil pipelines to our resources in York County and oppose any pipelines of this nature.” July 2013
 A citizen of York County, Nebraska voices his disapproval of the Keystone XL pipeline during a County Commissioners meeting. The meeting was held to discuss and vote upon a resolution that would prevent the Keystone XL pipeline from going through York County. The resolution ultimately voted failed. July 2013
 Richard Kilmurry's letter to President Obama. June 2014
 The view to the outside from Rosemary Kilmurry's living room. At 93 years-old, Rosemary still insists on living in the home her husband built on the ranch. The pipeline is proposed to cross within 200 yards of this location. May 2013   
  
   
  
    
  
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 Miranda Thunder Hawk sits by the fire pit at the Oyate Wahancanka Woecun camp outside of Ideal, South Dakota. Translated into English, the camp's name means "Shielding the People" in the Lakota language. The place was installed to protest the Keystone XL pipeline and for prayer. The pipeline is proposed to cross the Rosebud Reservation at this location. Thunder Hawk, who is a member of the Oglala Lakota Nation in Pine Ridge, South Dakota has lived at the camp since March 2014. May 2014
 Lick tubs in the winter calving pasture at the Kilmurry Ranch. Holt County, Nebraska. February 2014
 Paula Antoine's letter to President Obama. August 2014
 The Blocher family. May 2014
 Mike Kilmurry unloads parts of a bottomless tank that will be eventually used as a water tank for cattle. Kilmurry, who worked away from the ranch for many years, is the only one of his four siblings to work full-time on the ranch. July 2013
 A barrel racer canters back to the stalls after completing her event at a rodeo in the O’Neill Rodeo Grounds in O'Neill, Nebraska. July 2013
 Feed bunks at the KIlmurry Ranch. Holt County, Nebraska. February 2014
 A letter by Byron "Stix" Steskal of Stuart, Nebraska. August 2014
 The parade during the Rosebud Powwow and Fair in Rosebud, South Dakota. August 2014
 To deal with the summer heat of 100 fahrenheit, a young girl in Atkinson plays with a hose. July 2013
 Micheal and Richard Kilmurry checks the moisture content of the cut hay to see if it is ready to be baled. July 2013
 Bonny Kilmurry waits by the pick-up  as Richard and Michael Kilmurry pair off cows and calves after the family brought their cattle to pasture. The pipeline is propose to cross within a mile of this location. May 2014
 Diana Steskal's letter to President Obama. June 2014
 A baseball diamond in Ideal, South Dakota. August 2014
 A pair of friends dance at Chesterfield's bar in O’Neill, Nebraska. July 2013   
  
   
  
    
  
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 A sign celebrating the 4th of July in the window of an insurance agency in O'Neill, Nebraska. July 2013
 Cathy Dobias's letter to President Obama. Jan 2013   
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