A cowboy-Indian alliance over a pipeline path

A Canadian oil company wants to build a 36-inch pipeline, capable of carrying 830,000 gallons a day, that will run 1,204 miles from Alberta, Canada, to Steele City, Nebraska – straight through lands the Ponca Tribe has long regarded as their sacred “Trail of Tears.”

But the TransCanada executives holed up in their board rooms and corporate offices hundreds of miles away are unaware of an unusual cowboy-Indian alliance that has taken root around the grave of White Buffalo Girl – an alliance of deep loyalty and mutual respect that has endured since Rutherford B. Hayes took office.

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