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 Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams, center, campaigned in Ekalaka, Montana on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The meet and greet was held at the Wagon Wheel Cafe in the rural eastern Montana town that is home to less than 400 residents. While a snowstorm hindered travel for several area supporters who called the cafe to say they had gotten stuck on the road, several area residents did attend the event. Topics of discussion included healthcare, environmental concerns, agriculture and challenges facing ranchers, emigration or rural brain drain, access to public services and concerns that census reports do not accurately capture a picture of rural areas. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams hopes to secure the Democratic nomination during the upcoming June 5 primary in Montana in an effort to unseat the Republican incumbent in November. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A view of a community bulletin board on display at the Wagon Wheel Cafe in Ekalaka, Montana. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams campaigned in Ekalaka, Montana on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The meet and greet was held at the Wagon Wheel Cafe in the rural eastern Montana town that is home to less than 400 residents. While a snowstorm hindered travel for several area supporters who called the cafe to say they had gotten stuck on the road, several area residents did attend the event. Topics of discussion included healthcare, environmental concerns, agriculture and challenges facing ranchers, emigration or rural brain drain, access to public services and concerns that census reports do not accurately capture a picture of rural areas. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams hopes to secure the Democratic nomination during the upcoming June 5 primary in Montana in an effort to unseat the Republican incumbent in November. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A view of Montana Highway 7 just north of Ekalaka, Montana. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams campaigned in Ekalaka, Montana on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The meet and greet was held at the Wagon Wheel Cafe in the rural eastern Montana town that is home to less than 400 residents. While a snowstorm hindered travel for several area supporters who called the cafe to say they had gotten stuck on the road, several area residents did attend the event. Topics of discussion included healthcare, environmental concerns, agriculture and challenges facing ranchers, emigration or rural brain drain, access to public services and concerns that census reports do not accurately capture a picture of rural areas. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams hopes to secure the Democratic nomination during the upcoming June 5 primary in Montana in an effort to unseat the Republican incumbent in November. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A play set is seen in a yard in Ekalaka on Sunday morning. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams campaigned in Ekalaka, Montana on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The meet and greet was held at the Wagon Wheel Cafe in the rural eastern Montana town that is home to less than 400 residents. While a snowstorm hindered travel for several area supporters who called the cafe to say they had gotten stuck on the road, several area residents did attend the event. Topics of discussion included healthcare, environmental concerns, agriculture and challenges facing ranchers, emigration or rural brain drain, access to public services and concerns that census reports do not accurately capture a picture of rural areas. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams hopes to secure the Democratic nomination during the upcoming June 5 primary in Montana in an effort to unseat the Republican incumbent in November. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
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 Items for sale on display in the dining area of the Wagon Wheel Cafe. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams campaigned in Ekalaka, Montana on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The meet and greet was held at the Wagon Wheel Cafe in the rural eastern Montana town that is home to less than 400 residents. While a snowstorm hindered travel for several area supporters who called the cafe to say they had gotten stuck on the road, several area residents did attend the event. Topics of discussion included healthcare, environmental concerns, agriculture and challenges facing ranchers, emigration or rural brain drain, access to public services and concerns that census reports do not accurately capture a picture of rural areas. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams hopes to secure the Democratic nomination during the upcoming June 5 primary in Montana in an effort to unseat the Republican incumbent in November. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A view of Ekalaka's Main Street on Sunday morning. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams campaigned in Ekalaka, Montana on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The meet and greet was held at the Wagon Wheel Cafe in the rural eastern Montana town that is home to less than 400 residents. While a snowstorm hindered travel for several area supporters who called the cafe to say they had gotten stuck on the road, several area residents did attend the event. Topics of discussion included healthcare, environmental concerns, agriculture and challenges facing ranchers, emigration or rural brain drain, access to public services and concerns that census reports do not accurately capture a picture of rural areas. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams hopes to secure the Democratic nomination during the upcoming June 5 primary in Montana in an effort to unseat the Republican incumbent in November. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
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 The Wyoming Girls School is set just beyond the center of town, adjacent to the town's small airport runway and neighboring housing developments. Campus is seen here on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 in Sheridan, Wyo. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Bridget, age 16, grade 10, right, stretches out on an exercise ball during science class while fellow student Nicole, age 17, grade 12, second from right, looks on at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Students are encouraged to sit where they feel comfortable, and often times that may mean sitting on a desk, on the floor or on an exercise ball. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Students Madison, age 18, who has completed her HiSET, left, and graduate Marisa, age 17, take a break to have their lunch after cooking for students and staff at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Students and teachers play a game of hockey at the Whitney Rink at the M&M's Center in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. The Wyoming Girls School rents ice time from the center so students are able to participate in a sport that couldn't otherwise be done on campus. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Student artwork hangs in a hallway at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Students Atheina, age 17, grade 11, left, and Luxxus, age 16, grade 12, practice memorizing a class speech during class at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. During class, students are often seen with items like fidget spinners, modeling clay, or even moon sand and plush toys as pictured here. Engaging with these items while working in class has shown to help students stay focused on their tasks. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 A student's locker is decorated with their sobriety tokens, a reminder of the trauma and challenges some of the students at the Wyoming Girls School have faced and are working to overcome during their stay at the school. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 A view of campus as seen from principal Dixie Cooper's office window at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Student Willow, age 18, is seen here in the living room area of her dorm's common space at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Willow has completed her HiSET, or high school equivalency diploma. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 From left, students Shantell, age 18, working toward HiSET, Lacey, age 16, grade 10, and Luxxus, age 16, grade 12, follow along during a guided tapping class, a form of guided mindfulness, at a dorm at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Paraprofessional Kim Wenger is seen waiting in the hallway outside the restroom waiting for a student at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Students are escorted nearly everywhere around the school, including to and from the restroom and the various campus buildings. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Students practice good and bad handshake techniques while talking about applying for jobs during an independent living course at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Principal Dixie Cooper, center, visits with students Emily, age 15, grade 8, sitting left, and Kaitlyn, age 15, grade 9, sitting right, during lunch at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Students in biology class transfer plants for planting this spring in the on-campus greenhouse garden at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Student Dominique, grade 10, is seen here inside her dorm room at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Dominique will be leaving the school in May. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Students are escorted to and from all buildings around campus, as seen here at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Student Aeriel, age 17, working towards HiSET, talks with family on the phone from a common area in a dorm at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 From left, students Willow, age 18, graduate Bailey, age 18,  technology and psychology teacher Michelle Nielsen, and student graduate Addie, age 18, take photos of each other to explore works of art on the Google Arts and Culture Face Match during technology class at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 From let, intern therapist Kelly Johnson, student Latavia, age 16, grade 10m youth service specialist Megan Peak, student Emily, age 15, grade 8, and student graduate Marisa, age 17, gather together for art therapy in a dorm at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 The Wyoming Girls School is set just beyond the center of town, adjacent to the town's small airport runway and neighboring housing developments. Campus is seen here on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 in Sheridan, Wyo. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Tom Lien, president of Dakota Mill & Gran, Inc. is seen here on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Rapid City, South Dakota grain elevator. The grain elevator is one of the tallest structures in the downtown skyline of Rapid City and ships grain by rail throughout the country to processing facilities. The facility processes grain such as corn, wheat, safflower, and oat. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 The grain elevator at Dakota Mill & Grain Inc. is one of the tallest structures in the downtown skyline of Rapid City, South Dakota. A view from the top of the elevator shows downtown Rapid City and a city park, as seen here on Friday, March 2, 2018. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 Tom Lien, president of Dakota Mill & Gran, Inc. is seen here on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Rapid City, South Dakota grain elevator. The grain elevator is one of the tallest structures in the downtown skyline of Rapid City and ships grain by rail throughout the country to processing facilities. The facility processes grain such as corn, wheat, safflower, and oat. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 The grain elevator at Dakota Mill & Grain Inc. is one of the tallest structures in the downtown skyline of Rapid City, South Dakota. The property is seen here on Friday, March 2, 2018. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A view of Dakota Mill & Grain Inc. is seen from downtown Rapid City, South Dakota on Friday, March 2, 2018. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 Tom Lien, president of Dakota Mill & Gran, Inc. is seen here on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Rapid City, South Dakota grain elevator. The grain elevator is one of the tallest structures in the downtown skyline of Rapid City and ships grain by rail throughout the country to processing facilities. The facility processes grain such as corn, wheat, safflower, and oat. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A view of Dakota Mill & Grain Inc. is seen from downtown Rapid City, South Dakota on Friday, March 2, 2018. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 Tom Lien, president of Dakota Mill & Gran, Inc. is seen here on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Rapid City, South Dakota grain elevator. The grain elevator is one of the tallest structures in the downtown skyline of Rapid City and ships grain by rail throughout the country to processing facilities. The facility processes grain such as corn, wheat, safflower, and oat. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
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 Host "Cowboy Chet" Chet Wollan gets ready in his dressing room before the evening's Medora Musical performance. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
 Burning Hills Singer Candice Lively Wollan behind the theatre before the evening's Medora Musical performance. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
 The cast takes the stage during a performance of the Medora Musical. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
 The cast of the Medora Musical during a recent performance. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
 Magnets on display in the Medora Musical theatre gift shop. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
 Host "Cowboy Chet" Chet Wollan tunes his guitar backstage before the evening's Medora Musical performance. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
 As the show wraps, a final rider climbs with a horse to the top of the bluff behind the Medora Musical stage. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
 Burning Hills Singer Candice Lively Wollan waves to a tour group backstage before the evening's Medora Musical performance. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
 (from left) Albert Diem, 12, Carter Ehlis, 13, Morgan Ehlis, 15, Phoebe Diem, 15, and Sunshine Diem, 14, all from Dickinson, N.D., visit during intermission at the Medora Musical. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
 Elk on the bluff behind the Medora Musical theatre stage signal the beginning of the show, with guests beginning to take their seats as the crew finishes final prep. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
 Audience members visit with cast members following the performance. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
 Sloane Heersche, 3, left, and sister Aeris Heersche, 5, both of Chicago, get a closer look at the stage during intermission. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
 A view of the Decker Coal Mine, as seen across the Tongue River Reservoir near Decker, Montana. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 Art Hayes, pictured here along the Tongue River near Birney, Montana, on his ranch that has been a part of his family since his great grandfather settled on the Three Circle ranch in 1886. "I love that peace and quiet," Mr. Hayes explains about his love for being a steward of the land. "It's my little piece of heaven and I'm going to fight for it. "Even my great grandfather said, 'You're not going to make it without irrigation,'" he recalls his father saying. "It's just vital to us. We're here for the long run. It's (the land) is very productive. But it takes water." Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 Cattle at Art Hayes' ranch. "I love that peace and quiet," Mr. Hayes explains about his love for being a steward of the land. "It's my little piece of heaven and I'm going to fight for it. "Even my great grandfather said, 'You're not going to make it without irrigation,'" he recalls his father saying. "It's just vital to us. We're here for the long run. It's (the land) is very productive. But it takes water." Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A coal train moves through Sheridan, Wyoming. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 Theo Hugs, left, and her daughter Jill Hugs-Hill at Hugs's shop, River Crow Trading Post, in Crow Agency, Montana. Mrs. Hugs-Hills will eventually assume ownership of the shop that is currently owned by her mother. Mrs. Hugs-Hill's husband works at the Westmoreland coal mine in Hardin, Montana and explains that jobs provided by the coal industry are vital to many families in the area. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 Kally Wagner, 14, center, Nizhoni Lawton, 11, and Haesha Charette, 12, right, have a snack in the shade while riding horses in Crow Agency, Montana. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 Art Hayes in one of his family's alfalfa fields, just a portion of the land along the Tongue River near Birney, Montana, that has been a part of his family since his great grandfather settled on the Three Circle ranch in 1886. "I love that peace and quiet," Mr. Hayes explains about his love for being a steward of the land. "It's my little piece of heaven and I'm going to fight for it. "Even my great grandfather said, 'You're not going to make it without irrigation,'" he recalls his father saying. "It's just vital to us. We're here for the long run. It's (the land) is very productive. But it takes water." Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A view of irrigated fields along the Tongue River south of Birney, Montana. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A view of irrigated fields along the Tongue River south of Birney, Montana. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A view of the Decker Coal Mine, as seen across the Tongue River Reservoir near Decker, Montana. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 Cattle graze along Big Goose Creek, one of the many waterways snaking through the region, outside of Sheridan, Wyoming. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A view of Art Hayes' land along the Tongue River near Birney, Montana, that has been a part of his family since his great grandfather settled on the Three Circle ranch in 1886. "I love that peace and quiet," Mr. Hayes explains about his love for being a steward of the land. "It's my little piece of heaven and I'm going to fight for it. "Even my great grandfather said, 'You're not going to make it without irrigation,'" he recalls his father saying. "It's just vital to us. We're here for the long run. It's (the land) is very productive. But it takes water." Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 Rural roads, open prairie and rolling hills weave together the sparsely populated area near Decker, Montana, home to several coal mining operations. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
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 A view of the computer lab at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
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 Biology teacher Katie Montez, standing, works with students on a lesson during class at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Signage marks the entrance of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation south of Scenic, South Dakota. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Thunder Valley Workforce Development crew members gather to discuss the day's objectives and progress on the sustainable community being built on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. With youth and the spiritual and cultural identity of Native families as the foundation for their goals, Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation is working to build spaces, programs, and communities that will greatly impact the socioeconomic condition of Native people living on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Red Cloud High School student Jacob Rosales is celebrated for his academic achievements that are providing him with post-high school educational opportunities. Rosales is pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Andrew Iron Shell, Community Engagement Coordinator, speaks about the work being done by the Thunder Valley Community Development Center teams working to build the  organization's sustainable community on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. With youth and the spiritual and cultural identity of Native families as the foundation for their goals, Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation is working to build spaces, programs, and communities that will greatly impact the socioeconomic condition of Native people living on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Red Cloud High School student Araceli Spotted Thunder is celebrated for her academic achievements that are providing her with post-high school educational opportunities. Spotted Thunder is pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 WeCopwatch co-founders David Whitt, pictured here, and Jakob Crawford at the 150th annual Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Wacipi in Sisseton, South Dakota on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Whitt and Crawford will be spending several weeks traveling across the Dakotas in their camper to train Native community members on their rights to film upon being stopped, questioned or detained by law enforcement. The pair�s work in the Dakotas is an extension of their organization�s time and efforts at the Oceti Sakowin Camp where they provided resources and education to water protectors protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. The feature-length documentary �Copwatch,� a film that profiles WeCopwatch members, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times.)
 A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation.
 WeCopwatch co-founders David Whitt, pictured here, and Jakob Crawford at the 150th annual Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Wacipi in Sisseton, South Dakota on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Whitt and Crawford will be spending several weeks traveling across the Dakotas in their camper to train Native community members on their rights to film upon being stopped, questioned or detained by law enforcement. The pair�s work in the Dakotas is an extension of their organization�s time and efforts at the Oceti Sakowin Camp where they provided resources and education to water protectors protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. The feature-length documentary �Copwatch,� a film that profiles WeCopwatch members, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times.)
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MERRILLFARMSChores around the farm vary from day to day, but on this particular day one of Bob's chores included moving the large irrigation sprinkler in the alfalfa field so it would be out of the way for cutting in the coming days. The sprinkler movement is controlled by a large motor. Bob is seen here at the field outside of Parker, South Dakota on May 23, 2018.
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MERRILLFARMSBob Merrill's father began farming in Parker, South Dakota in 1968. Bob's grandson Shane Merrill joined the family operation in 2011. Bob poses with his 1960s tractor at the family's farm on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.
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MERRILLFARMSDairy cattle are seen on the Merrill family farm in Parker, South Dakota on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.
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MERRILLFARMSFrom left to right, Allen Merrill, Shane Merrill and Bob Merrill represent three of the four generations of farmers that have operated the family's farm and dairy business in Parker, South Dakota, as seen here on May 23, 2018.
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MERRILLFARMSA barn on the southeast edge of town in Parker, South Dakota, as seen on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.
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MERRILLFARMSShane Merrill walks to his tractor to disc a field in preparation for planting while working on the family farm outside Parker, South Dakota on May 23, 2018. Discing is a process that tills the soil before seeds will be planted. Remnants of last year's corn crop are still visible in the field.
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MERRILLFARMSA view of Main Avenue in downtown Parker, South Dakota, as seen on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.
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 Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams, center, campaigned in Ekalaka, Montana on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The meet and greet was held at the Wagon Wheel Cafe in the rural eastern Montana town that is home to less than 400 residents. While a snowstorm hindered travel for several area supporters who called the cafe to say they had gotten stuck on the road, several area residents did attend the event. Topics of discussion included healthcare, environmental concerns, agriculture and challenges facing ranchers, emigration or rural brain drain, access to public services and concerns that census reports do not accurately capture a picture of rural areas. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams hopes to secure the Democratic nomination during the upcoming June 5 primary in Montana in an effort to unseat the Republican incumbent in November. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams, center, campaigned in Ekalaka, Montana on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The meet and greet was held at the Wagon Wheel Cafe in the rural eastern Montana town that is home to less than 400 residents. While a snowstorm hindered travel for several area supporters who called the cafe to say they had gotten stuck on the road, several area residents did attend the event. Topics of discussion included healthcare, environmental concerns, agriculture and challenges facing ranchers, emigration or rural brain drain, access to public services and concerns that census reports do not accurately capture a picture of rural areas. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams hopes to secure the Democratic nomination during the upcoming June 5 primary in Montana in an effort to unseat the Republican incumbent in November. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A view of a community bulletin board on display at the Wagon Wheel Cafe in Ekalaka, Montana. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams campaigned in Ekalaka, Montana on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The meet and greet was held at the Wagon Wheel Cafe in the rural eastern Montana town that is home to less than 400 residents. While a snowstorm hindered travel for several area supporters who called the cafe to say they had gotten stuck on the road, several area residents did attend the event. Topics of discussion included healthcare, environmental concerns, agriculture and challenges facing ranchers, emigration or rural brain drain, access to public services and concerns that census reports do not accurately capture a picture of rural areas. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams hopes to secure the Democratic nomination during the upcoming June 5 primary in Montana in an effort to unseat the Republican incumbent in November. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
A view of a community bulletin board on display at the Wagon Wheel Cafe in Ekalaka, Montana. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams campaigned in Ekalaka, Montana on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The meet and greet was held at the Wagon Wheel Cafe in the rural eastern Montana town that is home to less than 400 residents. While a snowstorm hindered travel for several area supporters who called the cafe to say they had gotten stuck on the road, several area residents did attend the event. Topics of discussion included healthcare, environmental concerns, agriculture and challenges facing ranchers, emigration or rural brain drain, access to public services and concerns that census reports do not accurately capture a picture of rural areas. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams hopes to secure the Democratic nomination during the upcoming June 5 primary in Montana in an effort to unseat the Republican incumbent in November. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A view of Montana Highway 7 just north of Ekalaka, Montana. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams campaigned in Ekalaka, Montana on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The meet and greet was held at the Wagon Wheel Cafe in the rural eastern Montana town that is home to less than 400 residents. While a snowstorm hindered travel for several area supporters who called the cafe to say they had gotten stuck on the road, several area residents did attend the event. Topics of discussion included healthcare, environmental concerns, agriculture and challenges facing ranchers, emigration or rural brain drain, access to public services and concerns that census reports do not accurately capture a picture of rural areas. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams hopes to secure the Democratic nomination during the upcoming June 5 primary in Montana in an effort to unseat the Republican incumbent in November. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
A view of Montana Highway 7 just north of Ekalaka, Montana. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams campaigned in Ekalaka, Montana on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The meet and greet was held at the Wagon Wheel Cafe in the rural eastern Montana town that is home to less than 400 residents. While a snowstorm hindered travel for several area supporters who called the cafe to say they had gotten stuck on the road, several area residents did attend the event. Topics of discussion included healthcare, environmental concerns, agriculture and challenges facing ranchers, emigration or rural brain drain, access to public services and concerns that census reports do not accurately capture a picture of rural areas. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams hopes to secure the Democratic nomination during the upcoming June 5 primary in Montana in an effort to unseat the Republican incumbent in November. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A play set is seen in a yard in Ekalaka on Sunday morning. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams campaigned in Ekalaka, Montana on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The meet and greet was held at the Wagon Wheel Cafe in the rural eastern Montana town that is home to less than 400 residents. While a snowstorm hindered travel for several area supporters who called the cafe to say they had gotten stuck on the road, several area residents did attend the event. Topics of discussion included healthcare, environmental concerns, agriculture and challenges facing ranchers, emigration or rural brain drain, access to public services and concerns that census reports do not accurately capture a picture of rural areas. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams hopes to secure the Democratic nomination during the upcoming June 5 primary in Montana in an effort to unseat the Republican incumbent in November. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
A play set is seen in a yard in Ekalaka on Sunday morning. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams campaigned in Ekalaka, Montana on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The meet and greet was held at the Wagon Wheel Cafe in the rural eastern Montana town that is home to less than 400 residents. While a snowstorm hindered travel for several area supporters who called the cafe to say they had gotten stuck on the road, several area residents did attend the event. Topics of discussion included healthcare, environmental concerns, agriculture and challenges facing ranchers, emigration or rural brain drain, access to public services and concerns that census reports do not accurately capture a picture of rural areas. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams hopes to secure the Democratic nomination during the upcoming June 5 primary in Montana in an effort to unseat the Republican incumbent in November. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
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 Items for sale on display in the dining area of the Wagon Wheel Cafe. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams campaigned in Ekalaka, Montana on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The meet and greet was held at the Wagon Wheel Cafe in the rural eastern Montana town that is home to less than 400 residents. While a snowstorm hindered travel for several area supporters who called the cafe to say they had gotten stuck on the road, several area residents did attend the event. Topics of discussion included healthcare, environmental concerns, agriculture and challenges facing ranchers, emigration or rural brain drain, access to public services and concerns that census reports do not accurately capture a picture of rural areas. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams hopes to secure the Democratic nomination during the upcoming June 5 primary in Montana in an effort to unseat the Republican incumbent in November. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
Items for sale on display in the dining area of the Wagon Wheel Cafe. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams campaigned in Ekalaka, Montana on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The meet and greet was held at the Wagon Wheel Cafe in the rural eastern Montana town that is home to less than 400 residents. While a snowstorm hindered travel for several area supporters who called the cafe to say they had gotten stuck on the road, several area residents did attend the event. Topics of discussion included healthcare, environmental concerns, agriculture and challenges facing ranchers, emigration or rural brain drain, access to public services and concerns that census reports do not accurately capture a picture of rural areas. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams hopes to secure the Democratic nomination during the upcoming June 5 primary in Montana in an effort to unseat the Republican incumbent in November. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A view of Ekalaka's Main Street on Sunday morning. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams campaigned in Ekalaka, Montana on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The meet and greet was held at the Wagon Wheel Cafe in the rural eastern Montana town that is home to less than 400 residents. While a snowstorm hindered travel for several area supporters who called the cafe to say they had gotten stuck on the road, several area residents did attend the event. Topics of discussion included healthcare, environmental concerns, agriculture and challenges facing ranchers, emigration or rural brain drain, access to public services and concerns that census reports do not accurately capture a picture of rural areas. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams hopes to secure the Democratic nomination during the upcoming June 5 primary in Montana in an effort to unseat the Republican incumbent in November. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
A view of Ekalaka's Main Street on Sunday morning. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams campaigned in Ekalaka, Montana on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The meet and greet was held at the Wagon Wheel Cafe in the rural eastern Montana town that is home to less than 400 residents. While a snowstorm hindered travel for several area supporters who called the cafe to say they had gotten stuck on the road, several area residents did attend the event. Topics of discussion included healthcare, environmental concerns, agriculture and challenges facing ranchers, emigration or rural brain drain, access to public services and concerns that census reports do not accurately capture a picture of rural areas. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams hopes to secure the Democratic nomination during the upcoming June 5 primary in Montana in an effort to unseat the Republican incumbent in November. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
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 The Wyoming Girls School is set just beyond the center of town, adjacent to the town's small airport runway and neighboring housing developments. Campus is seen here on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 in Sheridan, Wyo. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
The Wyoming Girls School is set just beyond the center of town, adjacent to the town's small airport runway and neighboring housing developments. Campus is seen here on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 in Sheridan, Wyo. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Bridget, age 16, grade 10, right, stretches out on an exercise ball during science class while fellow student Nicole, age 17, grade 12, second from right, looks on at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Students are encouraged to sit where they feel comfortable, and often times that may mean sitting on a desk, on the floor or on an exercise ball. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
Bridget, age 16, grade 10, right, stretches out on an exercise ball during science class while fellow student Nicole, age 17, grade 12, second from right, looks on at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Students are encouraged to sit where they feel comfortable, and often times that may mean sitting on a desk, on the floor or on an exercise ball. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Students Madison, age 18, who has completed her HiSET, left, and graduate Marisa, age 17, take a break to have their lunch after cooking for students and staff at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
Students Madison, age 18, who has completed her HiSET, left, and graduate Marisa, age 17, take a break to have their lunch after cooking for students and staff at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Students and teachers play a game of hockey at the Whitney Rink at the M&M's Center in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. The Wyoming Girls School rents ice time from the center so students are able to participate in a sport that couldn't otherwise be done on campus. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
Students and teachers play a game of hockey at the Whitney Rink at the M&M's Center in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. The Wyoming Girls School rents ice time from the center so students are able to participate in a sport that couldn't otherwise be done on campus. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Student artwork hangs in a hallway at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
Student artwork hangs in a hallway at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Students Atheina, age 17, grade 11, left, and Luxxus, age 16, grade 12, practice memorizing a class speech during class at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. During class, students are often seen with items like fidget spinners, modeling clay, or even moon sand and plush toys as pictured here. Engaging with these items while working in class has shown to help students stay focused on their tasks. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
Students Atheina, age 17, grade 11, left, and Luxxus, age 16, grade 12, practice memorizing a class speech during class at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. During class, students are often seen with items like fidget spinners, modeling clay, or even moon sand and plush toys as pictured here. Engaging with these items while working in class has shown to help students stay focused on their tasks. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 A student's locker is decorated with their sobriety tokens, a reminder of the trauma and challenges some of the students at the Wyoming Girls School have faced and are working to overcome during their stay at the school. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
A student's locker is decorated with their sobriety tokens, a reminder of the trauma and challenges some of the students at the Wyoming Girls School have faced and are working to overcome during their stay at the school. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 A view of campus as seen from principal Dixie Cooper's office window at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
A view of campus as seen from principal Dixie Cooper's office window at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Student Willow, age 18, is seen here in the living room area of her dorm's common space at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Willow has completed her HiSET, or high school equivalency diploma. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
Student Willow, age 18, is seen here in the living room area of her dorm's common space at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Willow has completed her HiSET, or high school equivalency diploma. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 From left, students Shantell, age 18, working toward HiSET, Lacey, age 16, grade 10, and Luxxus, age 16, grade 12, follow along during a guided tapping class, a form of guided mindfulness, at a dorm at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
From left, students Shantell, age 18, working toward HiSET, Lacey, age 16, grade 10, and Luxxus, age 16, grade 12, follow along during a guided tapping class, a form of guided mindfulness, at a dorm at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Paraprofessional Kim Wenger is seen waiting in the hallway outside the restroom waiting for a student at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Students are escorted nearly everywhere around the school, including to and from the restroom and the various campus buildings. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
Paraprofessional Kim Wenger is seen waiting in the hallway outside the restroom waiting for a student at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Students are escorted nearly everywhere around the school, including to and from the restroom and the various campus buildings. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Students practice good and bad handshake techniques while talking about applying for jobs during an independent living course at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
Students practice good and bad handshake techniques while talking about applying for jobs during an independent living course at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Principal Dixie Cooper, center, visits with students Emily, age 15, grade 8, sitting left, and Kaitlyn, age 15, grade 9, sitting right, during lunch at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
Principal Dixie Cooper, center, visits with students Emily, age 15, grade 8, sitting left, and Kaitlyn, age 15, grade 9, sitting right, during lunch at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Students in biology class transfer plants for planting this spring in the on-campus greenhouse garden at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
Students in biology class transfer plants for planting this spring in the on-campus greenhouse garden at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Student Dominique, grade 10, is seen here inside her dorm room at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Dominique will be leaving the school in May. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
Student Dominique, grade 10, is seen here inside her dorm room at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Dominique will be leaving the school in May. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Students are escorted to and from all buildings around campus, as seen here at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
Students are escorted to and from all buildings around campus, as seen here at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Student Aeriel, age 17, working towards HiSET, talks with family on the phone from a common area in a dorm at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
Student Aeriel, age 17, working towards HiSET, talks with family on the phone from a common area in a dorm at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 From left, students Willow, age 18, graduate Bailey, age 18,  technology and psychology teacher Michelle Nielsen, and student graduate Addie, age 18, take photos of each other to explore works of art on the Google Arts and Culture Face Match during technology class at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
From left, students Willow, age 18, graduate Bailey, age 18, technology and psychology teacher Michelle Nielsen, and student graduate Addie, age 18, take photos of each other to explore works of art on the Google Arts and Culture Face Match during technology class at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 From let, intern therapist Kelly Johnson, student Latavia, age 16, grade 10m youth service specialist Megan Peak, student Emily, age 15, grade 8, and student graduate Marisa, age 17, gather together for art therapy in a dorm at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
From let, intern therapist Kelly Johnson, student Latavia, age 16, grade 10m youth service specialist Megan Peak, student Emily, age 15, grade 8, and student graduate Marisa, age 17, gather together for art therapy in a dorm at the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyo. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 The Wyoming Girls School is set just beyond the center of town, adjacent to the town's small airport runway and neighboring housing developments. Campus is seen here on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 in Sheridan, Wyo. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
The Wyoming Girls School is set just beyond the center of town, adjacent to the town's small airport runway and neighboring housing developments. Campus is seen here on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 in Sheridan, Wyo. (Kristina Barker for Education Week)
 Tom Lien, president of Dakota Mill & Gran, Inc. is seen here on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Rapid City, South Dakota grain elevator. The grain elevator is one of the tallest structures in the downtown skyline of Rapid City and ships grain by rail throughout the country to processing facilities. The facility processes grain such as corn, wheat, safflower, and oat. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
Tom Lien, president of Dakota Mill & Gran, Inc. is seen here on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Rapid City, South Dakota grain elevator. The grain elevator is one of the tallest structures in the downtown skyline of Rapid City and ships grain by rail throughout the country to processing facilities. The facility processes grain such as corn, wheat, safflower, and oat. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 The grain elevator at Dakota Mill & Grain Inc. is one of the tallest structures in the downtown skyline of Rapid City, South Dakota. A view from the top of the elevator shows downtown Rapid City and a city park, as seen here on Friday, March 2, 2018. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
The grain elevator at Dakota Mill & Grain Inc. is one of the tallest structures in the downtown skyline of Rapid City, South Dakota. A view from the top of the elevator shows downtown Rapid City and a city park, as seen here on Friday, March 2, 2018. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 Tom Lien, president of Dakota Mill & Gran, Inc. is seen here on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Rapid City, South Dakota grain elevator. The grain elevator is one of the tallest structures in the downtown skyline of Rapid City and ships grain by rail throughout the country to processing facilities. The facility processes grain such as corn, wheat, safflower, and oat. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
Tom Lien, president of Dakota Mill & Gran, Inc. is seen here on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Rapid City, South Dakota grain elevator. The grain elevator is one of the tallest structures in the downtown skyline of Rapid City and ships grain by rail throughout the country to processing facilities. The facility processes grain such as corn, wheat, safflower, and oat. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 The grain elevator at Dakota Mill & Grain Inc. is one of the tallest structures in the downtown skyline of Rapid City, South Dakota. The property is seen here on Friday, March 2, 2018. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
The grain elevator at Dakota Mill & Grain Inc. is one of the tallest structures in the downtown skyline of Rapid City, South Dakota. The property is seen here on Friday, March 2, 2018. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A view of Dakota Mill & Grain Inc. is seen from downtown Rapid City, South Dakota on Friday, March 2, 2018. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
A view of Dakota Mill & Grain Inc. is seen from downtown Rapid City, South Dakota on Friday, March 2, 2018. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 Tom Lien, president of Dakota Mill & Gran, Inc. is seen here on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Rapid City, South Dakota grain elevator. The grain elevator is one of the tallest structures in the downtown skyline of Rapid City and ships grain by rail throughout the country to processing facilities. The facility processes grain such as corn, wheat, safflower, and oat. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
Tom Lien, president of Dakota Mill & Gran, Inc. is seen here on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Rapid City, South Dakota grain elevator. The grain elevator is one of the tallest structures in the downtown skyline of Rapid City and ships grain by rail throughout the country to processing facilities. The facility processes grain such as corn, wheat, safflower, and oat. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A view of Dakota Mill & Grain Inc. is seen from downtown Rapid City, South Dakota on Friday, March 2, 2018. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
A view of Dakota Mill & Grain Inc. is seen from downtown Rapid City, South Dakota on Friday, March 2, 2018. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 Tom Lien, president of Dakota Mill & Gran, Inc. is seen here on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Rapid City, South Dakota grain elevator. The grain elevator is one of the tallest structures in the downtown skyline of Rapid City and ships grain by rail throughout the country to processing facilities. The facility processes grain such as corn, wheat, safflower, and oat. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
Tom Lien, president of Dakota Mill & Gran, Inc. is seen here on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Rapid City, South Dakota grain elevator. The grain elevator is one of the tallest structures in the downtown skyline of Rapid City and ships grain by rail throughout the country to processing facilities. The facility processes grain such as corn, wheat, safflower, and oat. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
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 Host "Cowboy Chet" Chet Wollan gets ready in his dressing room before the evening's Medora Musical performance. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
Host "Cowboy Chet" Chet Wollan gets ready in his dressing room before the evening's Medora Musical performance. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
 Burning Hills Singer Candice Lively Wollan behind the theatre before the evening's Medora Musical performance. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
Burning Hills Singer Candice Lively Wollan behind the theatre before the evening's Medora Musical performance. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
 The cast takes the stage during a performance of the Medora Musical. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
The cast takes the stage during a performance of the Medora Musical. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
 The cast of the Medora Musical during a recent performance. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
The cast of the Medora Musical during a recent performance. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
 Magnets on display in the Medora Musical theatre gift shop. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
Magnets on display in the Medora Musical theatre gift shop. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
 Host "Cowboy Chet" Chet Wollan tunes his guitar backstage before the evening's Medora Musical performance. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
Host "Cowboy Chet" Chet Wollan tunes his guitar backstage before the evening's Medora Musical performance. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
 As the show wraps, a final rider climbs with a horse to the top of the bluff behind the Medora Musical stage. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
As the show wraps, a final rider climbs with a horse to the top of the bluff behind the Medora Musical stage. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
 Burning Hills Singer Candice Lively Wollan waves to a tour group backstage before the evening's Medora Musical performance. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
Burning Hills Singer Candice Lively Wollan waves to a tour group backstage before the evening's Medora Musical performance. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
 (from left) Albert Diem, 12, Carter Ehlis, 13, Morgan Ehlis, 15, Phoebe Diem, 15, and Sunshine Diem, 14, all from Dickinson, N.D., visit during intermission at the Medora Musical. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
(from left) Albert Diem, 12, Carter Ehlis, 13, Morgan Ehlis, 15, Phoebe Diem, 15, and Sunshine Diem, 14, all from Dickinson, N.D., visit during intermission at the Medora Musical. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
 Elk on the bluff behind the Medora Musical theatre stage signal the beginning of the show, with guests beginning to take their seats as the crew finishes final prep. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
Elk on the bluff behind the Medora Musical theatre stage signal the beginning of the show, with guests beginning to take their seats as the crew finishes final prep. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
 Audience members visit with cast members following the performance. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
Audience members visit with cast members following the performance. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
 Sloane Heersche, 3, left, and sister Aeris Heersche, 5, both of Chicago, get a closer look at the stage during intermission. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
Sloane Heersche, 3, left, and sister Aeris Heersche, 5, both of Chicago, get a closer look at the stage during intermission. Set against the natural backdrop of the rural North Dakota badlands, the Medora Musical offers audience members a unique outdoor theatre experience. The amphitheatre was built in 1958 and has been host to the Medora Musical since 1965. (Kristina Barker for the The New York Times)
 A view of the Decker Coal Mine, as seen across the Tongue River Reservoir near Decker, Montana. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
A view of the Decker Coal Mine, as seen across the Tongue River Reservoir near Decker, Montana. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 Art Hayes, pictured here along the Tongue River near Birney, Montana, on his ranch that has been a part of his family since his great grandfather settled on the Three Circle ranch in 1886. "I love that peace and quiet," Mr. Hayes explains about his love for being a steward of the land. "It's my little piece of heaven and I'm going to fight for it. "Even my great grandfather said, 'You're not going to make it without irrigation,'" he recalls his father saying. "It's just vital to us. We're here for the long run. It's (the land) is very productive. But it takes water." Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
Art Hayes, pictured here along the Tongue River near Birney, Montana, on his ranch that has been a part of his family since his great grandfather settled on the Three Circle ranch in 1886. "I love that peace and quiet," Mr. Hayes explains about his love for being a steward of the land. "It's my little piece of heaven and I'm going to fight for it. "Even my great grandfather said, 'You're not going to make it without irrigation,'" he recalls his father saying. "It's just vital to us. We're here for the long run. It's (the land) is very productive. But it takes water." Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 Cattle at Art Hayes' ranch. "I love that peace and quiet," Mr. Hayes explains about his love for being a steward of the land. "It's my little piece of heaven and I'm going to fight for it. "Even my great grandfather said, 'You're not going to make it without irrigation,'" he recalls his father saying. "It's just vital to us. We're here for the long run. It's (the land) is very productive. But it takes water." Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
Cattle at Art Hayes' ranch. "I love that peace and quiet," Mr. Hayes explains about his love for being a steward of the land. "It's my little piece of heaven and I'm going to fight for it. "Even my great grandfather said, 'You're not going to make it without irrigation,'" he recalls his father saying. "It's just vital to us. We're here for the long run. It's (the land) is very productive. But it takes water." Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A coal train moves through Sheridan, Wyoming. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
A coal train moves through Sheridan, Wyoming. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 Theo Hugs, left, and her daughter Jill Hugs-Hill at Hugs's shop, River Crow Trading Post, in Crow Agency, Montana. Mrs. Hugs-Hills will eventually assume ownership of the shop that is currently owned by her mother. Mrs. Hugs-Hill's husband works at the Westmoreland coal mine in Hardin, Montana and explains that jobs provided by the coal industry are vital to many families in the area. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
Theo Hugs, left, and her daughter Jill Hugs-Hill at Hugs's shop, River Crow Trading Post, in Crow Agency, Montana. Mrs. Hugs-Hills will eventually assume ownership of the shop that is currently owned by her mother. Mrs. Hugs-Hill's husband works at the Westmoreland coal mine in Hardin, Montana and explains that jobs provided by the coal industry are vital to many families in the area. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 Kally Wagner, 14, center, Nizhoni Lawton, 11, and Haesha Charette, 12, right, have a snack in the shade while riding horses in Crow Agency, Montana. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
Kally Wagner, 14, center, Nizhoni Lawton, 11, and Haesha Charette, 12, right, have a snack in the shade while riding horses in Crow Agency, Montana. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 Art Hayes in one of his family's alfalfa fields, just a portion of the land along the Tongue River near Birney, Montana, that has been a part of his family since his great grandfather settled on the Three Circle ranch in 1886. "I love that peace and quiet," Mr. Hayes explains about his love for being a steward of the land. "It's my little piece of heaven and I'm going to fight for it. "Even my great grandfather said, 'You're not going to make it without irrigation,'" he recalls his father saying. "It's just vital to us. We're here for the long run. It's (the land) is very productive. But it takes water." Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
Art Hayes in one of his family's alfalfa fields, just a portion of the land along the Tongue River near Birney, Montana, that has been a part of his family since his great grandfather settled on the Three Circle ranch in 1886. "I love that peace and quiet," Mr. Hayes explains about his love for being a steward of the land. "It's my little piece of heaven and I'm going to fight for it. "Even my great grandfather said, 'You're not going to make it without irrigation,'" he recalls his father saying. "It's just vital to us. We're here for the long run. It's (the land) is very productive. But it takes water." Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A view of irrigated fields along the Tongue River south of Birney, Montana. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
A view of irrigated fields along the Tongue River south of Birney, Montana. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A view of irrigated fields along the Tongue River south of Birney, Montana. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
A view of irrigated fields along the Tongue River south of Birney, Montana. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A view of the Decker Coal Mine, as seen across the Tongue River Reservoir near Decker, Montana. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
A view of the Decker Coal Mine, as seen across the Tongue River Reservoir near Decker, Montana. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 Cattle graze along Big Goose Creek, one of the many waterways snaking through the region, outside of Sheridan, Wyoming. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
Cattle graze along Big Goose Creek, one of the many waterways snaking through the region, outside of Sheridan, Wyoming. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A view of Art Hayes' land along the Tongue River near Birney, Montana, that has been a part of his family since his great grandfather settled on the Three Circle ranch in 1886. "I love that peace and quiet," Mr. Hayes explains about his love for being a steward of the land. "It's my little piece of heaven and I'm going to fight for it. "Even my great grandfather said, 'You're not going to make it without irrigation,'" he recalls his father saying. "It's just vital to us. We're here for the long run. It's (the land) is very productive. But it takes water." Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
A view of Art Hayes' land along the Tongue River near Birney, Montana, that has been a part of his family since his great grandfather settled on the Three Circle ranch in 1886. "I love that peace and quiet," Mr. Hayes explains about his love for being a steward of the land. "It's my little piece of heaven and I'm going to fight for it. "Even my great grandfather said, 'You're not going to make it without irrigation,'" he recalls his father saying. "It's just vital to us. We're here for the long run. It's (the land) is very productive. But it takes water." Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 Rural roads, open prairie and rolling hills weave together the sparsely populated area near Decker, Montana, home to several coal mining operations. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
Rural roads, open prairie and rolling hills weave together the sparsely populated area near Decker, Montana, home to several coal mining operations. Residents in Montana's coal country debate the benefits natural resource extraction brings to the region with the damaging effects of water contamination. While the high-paying jobs brings much-needed prosperity to some of the area's communities, the presence of coal mining some argue threatens the livelihood of those who depend on clean water for agriculture. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
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 A view of the computer lab at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
A view of the computer lab at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
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 Biology teacher Katie Montez, standing, works with students on a lesson during class at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
Biology teacher Katie Montez, standing, works with students on a lesson during class at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Signage marks the entrance of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation south of Scenic, South Dakota. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
Signage marks the entrance of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation south of Scenic, South Dakota. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Thunder Valley Workforce Development crew members gather to discuss the day's objectives and progress on the sustainable community being built on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. With youth and the spiritual and cultural identity of Native families as the foundation for their goals, Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation is working to build spaces, programs, and communities that will greatly impact the socioeconomic condition of Native people living on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
Thunder Valley Workforce Development crew members gather to discuss the day's objectives and progress on the sustainable community being built on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. With youth and the spiritual and cultural identity of Native families as the foundation for their goals, Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation is working to build spaces, programs, and communities that will greatly impact the socioeconomic condition of Native people living on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Red Cloud High School student Jacob Rosales is celebrated for his academic achievements that are providing him with post-high school educational opportunities. Rosales is pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
Red Cloud High School student Jacob Rosales is celebrated for his academic achievements that are providing him with post-high school educational opportunities. Rosales is pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Andrew Iron Shell, Community Engagement Coordinator, speaks about the work being done by the Thunder Valley Community Development Center teams working to build the  organization's sustainable community on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. With youth and the spiritual and cultural identity of Native families as the foundation for their goals, Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation is working to build spaces, programs, and communities that will greatly impact the socioeconomic condition of Native people living on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
Andrew Iron Shell, Community Engagement Coordinator, speaks about the work being done by the Thunder Valley Community Development Center teams working to build the organization's sustainable community on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. With youth and the spiritual and cultural identity of Native families as the foundation for their goals, Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation is working to build spaces, programs, and communities that will greatly impact the socioeconomic condition of Native people living on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Red Cloud High School student Araceli Spotted Thunder is celebrated for her academic achievements that are providing her with post-high school educational opportunities. Spotted Thunder is pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
Red Cloud High School student Araceli Spotted Thunder is celebrated for her academic achievements that are providing her with post-high school educational opportunities. Spotted Thunder is pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 WeCopwatch co-founders David Whitt, pictured here, and Jakob Crawford at the 150th annual Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Wacipi in Sisseton, South Dakota on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Whitt and Crawford will be spending several weeks traveling across the Dakotas in their camper to train Native community members on their rights to film upon being stopped, questioned or detained by law enforcement. The pair�s work in the Dakotas is an extension of their organization�s time and efforts at the Oceti Sakowin Camp where they provided resources and education to water protectors protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. The feature-length documentary �Copwatch,� a film that profiles WeCopwatch members, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times.)
WeCopwatch co-founders David Whitt, pictured here, and Jakob Crawford at the 150th annual Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Wacipi in Sisseton, South Dakota on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Whitt and Crawford will be spending several weeks traveling across the Dakotas in their camper to train Native community members on their rights to film upon being stopped, questioned or detained by law enforcement. The pair�s work in the Dakotas is an extension of their organization�s time and efforts at the Oceti Sakowin Camp where they provided resources and education to water protectors protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. The feature-length documentary �Copwatch,� a film that profiles WeCopwatch members, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times.)
 A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation.
A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation.
 WeCopwatch co-founders David Whitt, pictured here, and Jakob Crawford at the 150th annual Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Wacipi in Sisseton, South Dakota on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Whitt and Crawford will be spending several weeks traveling across the Dakotas in their camper to train Native community members on their rights to film upon being stopped, questioned or detained by law enforcement. The pair�s work in the Dakotas is an extension of their organization�s time and efforts at the Oceti Sakowin Camp where they provided resources and education to water protectors protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. The feature-length documentary �Copwatch,� a film that profiles WeCopwatch members, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times.)
WeCopwatch co-founders David Whitt, pictured here, and Jakob Crawford at the 150th annual Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Wacipi in Sisseton, South Dakota on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Whitt and Crawford will be spending several weeks traveling across the Dakotas in their camper to train Native community members on their rights to film upon being stopped, questioned or detained by law enforcement. The pair�s work in the Dakotas is an extension of their organization�s time and efforts at the Oceti Sakowin Camp where they provided resources and education to water protectors protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. The feature-length documentary �Copwatch,� a film that profiles WeCopwatch members, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times.)
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