Protesters rode on horseback from the Seven Councils Camp along rural county roads as a form of protest again the Dakota Access Pipeline. Saturday marked the 60th day of protest encampments surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Law enforcement has reached out to federal agencies for both monetary and personnel assistance. Tensions have flared in recent weeks between law enforcement and protestors, as well as between private security and protestors. Kristina Barker for The New York Times
Flag bearer Phil Randall, of Custer, S.D., rides through a pasture at the 49th annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in the southern Black Hills near Custer, S.D. After the roundup, some of the buffalo were vaccinated, branded, checked for pregnancies and others were sorted for an auction that will be held Nov. 15, 2014. (AP/Kristina Barker)
In this Sunday, April 26, 2015 photo, livestock are kept in a holding area at the tribe's corrals. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe in south-central South Dakota relies heavily on the business generated from the tribal ranch. Tribal members fear that damage to the land or water resources due to a malfunction on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline could ruin the agricultural success the reservation currently sees.
Julie Trask's cousin Mick Trask helps her get control of stud horses in preparation for castrating. The horses are given a medication to help calm them before they are given a medication to sedate them for the quick field surgery.
Julie lives in her grandmother's 1943 Sears and Roebuck kit house, assembled by the previous and first owner of the home.
Jenn works with one of her horses at the indoor arena at her home in Armstrong County.
at the 49th annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in the southern Black Hills near Custer, S.D. After the roundup, some of the buffalo were vaccinated, branded, checked for pregnancies and others were sorted for an auction that will be held Nov. 15, 2014. (AP/Kristina Barker)
The moon sets over south central South Dakota at sunrise along U.S. Highway 183 north of Winner, South Dakota on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. The drop in oil prices can greatly affect the area's ranchers and farmers who rely heavily on large equipment to get daily work done like feeding and moving livestock or harvesting and planting grains. The drop in oil prices is also beneficial to the companies providing service to these agricultural workers as businesses are spread out across the state with many miles between locations or services offered. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
Horses graze in a field on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation. The reservation encompasses over 800,000 acres of land.
Horses are seen through a barbed wire fence on the Rosebud Indian Reservation.
The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota is isolated from the surrounding non-reservation communities. Rapid City, the largest city where many area residents do the majority of essential shopping, is 100 miles from the village of Pine Ridge. Few grocery stores exist on the reservation, with one or no stores in some villages of the nearly 3,500 square mile reservation. Several days each month, the Oglala Sioux Tribe Food Distribution Commodity Warehouse will set up a remote food bank in villages like Kyle and Wanblee so residents don't have to travel as far as the village of Pine Ridge for food. (Kristina Barker)
A horse stands on a bluff at the edge of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation along Highway 44 in South Dakota.
Jenn and other neighbors, family and friends get ready for the day's branding.
Jared Stearns, left, rides with his aunt as the family moves cattle.
Eight-year-old Jared Stearns and his father Jerry move cattle across a pasture near the family�s ranch south of Edgemont. Jared follows in the ranching footsteps of his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Flora Stearns gets a horse ready as the family prepares to move cattle.
USA-STURGIS/BIKERALLYBikers cruise along South Dakota Highway 34 near the Stone House Saloon outside of Belle Fourche, South Dakota, while participating in the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, August 5, 2015. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the rally expected to draw hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world for events throughout the week-long festival, according to organizers. REUTERS/Kristina Barker
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