Published June 28, 1999
BY JOE DUGGAN
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR
WHITECLAY — The Ford sedan slows down and a Nebraska State Patrol officer with a shotgun slung on his back directs the vehicle to take a detour.
“I nearly got my passport out,” says world traveler Dorothy King of Macclesfield, England, “because we’re used to armed guards on borders.” In other countries, perhaps. But this is the Nebraska-South Dakota line in the heart of the United States.
But it’s also less than 24 hours after a “March for Justice” by members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, a march that ended in a violent police confrontation in the embattled border town of Whiteclay. (more…)