A stampede near the Standing Rock protest camp prompted cries of joy from the Standing Rock Sioux.
Footage of the moment, understood to have occurred on Thursday, shows a protester is being interviewed before stopping when spotting the herd of wild buffalo in the distance.
The Standing Rock Sioux had been reportedly praying for help in the midst of the standoff , US Uncut reports.
“The ancestors are with us,” said Myron Dewey, who uploaded video footage of the stampede to Facebook.
In a statement from the tribe’s chairman, David Archambault II, the leader condemned what he called the recent“militarized law enforcement” against protesters.
“Militarized law enforcement agencies moved in on water protectors with tanks and riot gear today,” he said. “We continue to pray for peace. We call on the state of North Dakota to oversee the actions of local law enforcement to, first and foremost, ensure everyone’s safety.”