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Day Five, Reject + Protect: Rally, March and Gifting of Tipi to Pres. Obama

We were blessed with a beautiful day at Reject + Protect on Saturday, which featured a rally attended by thousands and a march led by the Cowboy and Indian Alliance to the National Museum of the American Indian, where a tipi was gifted in honor of President Obama.

Click here to view all the photos from Saturday’s rally and march at Reject + Protect on Facebook.

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The Cowboy and Indian Alliance led a massive march from the tipi encampment on the national mall to the National Museum of the American Indian. (Photo by Mark Hefflinger / Bold Nebraska)

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A small press conference was held in the morning before the rally, attended by the Cowboy and Indian Alliance and special guests Neil Young and Daryl Hannah. (Photo by Mark Hefflinger / Bold Nebraska)

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Nebraska farmer Art Tanderup speaks at the press conference on Saturday at Reject + Protect. (Photo by Mark Hefflinger / Bold Nebraska)

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Climate meteorologist and Nebraska landowner John Pollack (left), with MSNBC host Ed Schultz, who conducted live interviews from the tipi camp on the national mall for “The Ed Show” with members of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance all week during Reject + Protect. (Photo by Mark Hefflinger / Bold Nebraska)

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Part of the Nebraska contingent at Reject + Protect. Love those Ogallala aquifer patches! (Photo by Mark Hefflinger / Bold Nebraska)

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Bold Nebraska’s Jane Kleeb and Dallas Goldtooth of the Lower Sioux Nation emceed the rally on Saturday at Reject + Protect. (Photo by Mark Hefflinger / Bold Nebraska)

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Neil Young addresses the audience at the rally at Reject + Protect. (Photo by Mark Hefflinger / Bold Nebraska)

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Sundance Chief Rueben George of the Tsleil‐Waututh First Nation fires up the crowd at the rally at Reject + Protect. (Photo by Mark Hefflinger / Bold Nebraska)

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Neil Young and Daryl Hannah help carry a banner that reads “NO DAMN KXL” during the march to the National Museum of the American Indian. (Photo by Mark Hefflinger / Bold Nebraska)

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Nebraskans carry the tipi during the march to the National Museum of the American Indian. (Photo by Mark Hefflinger / Bold Nebraska)

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Members of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance on horseback during the procession to the National Museum of the American Indian to gift the tipi to Pres. Obama. (Photo by Mark Hefflinger / Bold Nebraska)

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The tipi procession arrives at the National Museum of the American Indian. (Photo by Mark Hefflinger / Bold Nebraska)

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Casey Camp of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma addresses the crowd at the tipi gifting ceremony at the National Museum of the American Indian. (Photo by Mark Hefflinger / Bold Nebraska)

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Tom Poor Bear addresses the crowd at the tipi gifting ceremony at the National Museum of the American Indian. (Photo by Mark Hefflinger / Bold Nebraska)

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Members of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance rolling the tipi to be gifted to Pres. Obama. (Photo by Mark Hefflinger / Bold Nebraska)

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Members of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance rolling the tipi to be gifted to Pres. Obama. (Photo by Mark Hefflinger / Bold Nebraska)

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Part of the Nebraska contingent at the tipi gifting ceremony for Pres. Obama at the National Museum of the American Indian. (Photo by Mark Hefflinger / Bold Nebraska)

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Junior members of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance. (Photo by Mark Hefflinger / Bold Nebraska)

 

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