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Native American petition to change 2 place names in Yellowstone NP criticized by local county board

The U.S. Board on Geographic Names could decide this summer to change two names in Yellowstone National Park that Native Americans say memorialize a racist and a murderer.

Hayden Valley and Mount Doane are names that are “considered to be offensive,” says a proposal before the board. The names should be changed to Buffalo Nations Valley and First Peoples Mountain, respectively, Brandon Sazue, then-chairman of the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Association, wrote in a filing last year.


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