History, progress collide: Monitors help tribe save artifacts

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The watchers are there as giant earth movers scrape and dig their way through the landscape of U.S. Highway 18 on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Working alongside the construction company as it grades and preps the route between Oglala and Pine Ridge for a new highway are six representatives of the Oglala Sioux Tribe's historic preservation office. They monitor the digging and excavation for any hint that the work will unearth something of historical significance.