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To Honor Native Americans, Obama Renamed The Nation's Highest Mountain

These People Are Upset

 


On Sunday, President Obama announced that he would restore the name of the nation’s tallest mountain, currently called Mount McKinley, to Denali. The move, which comes in advance of the President’s trip to Alaska, was described as a show of respect to Native Americans and the original name they gave to the peak.

The name of the mountain was officially changed from Denali to Mount McKinley in 1917, at the suggestion of a gold prospector. William McKinley, who never visited Alaska, was America’s 25th president. Naming the mountain after McKinley, seemingly at random, was viewed by many as an expression of cultural imperalism.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/08/31/3696905/obama-just-renamed-the-nations-highest-mountain-these-people-arent-happy-about-it/

 

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