On reservation near saltwater spill, Native Americans wrestle with impact of oil development

  • by: JOSH WOOD , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 12, 2014 - 3:15 PM

MANDAREE, N.D. — Growing up, Ruth Anna Buffalo would follow the dirt track behind her house into the rugged North Dakota badlands, swimming in creeks picketed with beaver dams, finding artifacts and climbing bluffs overlooking Lake Sakakawea. For the young, the lake and the land around it were a wonderland.

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