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Proposal to Rename Harney Peak to Black Elk Peak

Basil Brave Heart, who describes himself a Lakota elder, has proposed Harney Peak be renamed Black Elk Peak. Brave Heart considers the Harney name offensive because namesake William S. Harney was involved in a the 1855 Battle of Ash Hollow … Continue reading

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Washington Senate Renames Rainier to Mount Seattle Seahawks

The Washington Senate has renamed Rainier “Mount Seattle Seahawks” and changed its park name to “12th Man National Park.” You just knew they couldn’t let a Colorado move go unanswered. Like this:Like Loading…

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Renaming of Talkeetna Ranger Station for First McKinley Climber Walter Harper

The renaming of the Talkeetna Ranger station for McKinley first climber Walter Harper awaits President’s Obama’s signature. Like this:Like Loading…

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Proposal to Rename Talkeetna Ranger Station for First McKinley Climber Walter Harper

Alaska Senator has introduced legislation to rename Mount McKinley to Mount Denail and to rename the Talkeetna Ranger Station for Walter Harper who is the first credited climber of the mountain. Legislation to rename the mountain has been introduced for … Continue reading

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Proposal to rename East Sopris Peak in Colorado “Mount John Denver”

A woman had petitioned to rename East Sopris on Mount Sopris for the singer John Denver in Colorado. Renaming the near 13’er was reportedly opposed by 74 percent of the people in Aspen and Carbondale. Like this:Like Loading…

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Democrats Reported Endorsing Renaming Mount Rainier to Ti’ swaq

We can’t find a news report to verify this but Kalvin Satiacum sent us a message about the renaming of Mount Rainier to Ti’ swaq: The resolution to restore the native name to the sacred mountain, has gained incredible momentum … Continue reading

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Senate Votes to Name Highest Unnamed Peak for Ted Stevens

The U.S. Senate has voted to name the highest unnamed peak in Denali National Park (and highest unnamed peak in Alaska) for Senator Ted Stevens who died this summer. The peak was formerly popularly referred to as South Hunter Peak … Continue reading

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Washington Abolishes Board on Geographic Names

Washington became the first state to totally abolish its Board on Geographic Names — even though its staff had been volunteer for the last months. Guess it’s time to rename Mount Rainier to Ti’Swaq. Like this:Like Loading…

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Poll: Mount Rainier Renaming

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Proposal to Rename Mount Rainier to “Ti’ swaq'”

Native Americans are seeking to rename Mount Rainier to Ti’ swaq’. There have been unsuccessful efforts over the years to name the mountain for Americanized variations of the name — Tahoma, Tacoma, etc. and the Native Americans say it should … Continue reading

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