Sorry, Mr. McKinley, Maybe Time for a Change
Saying the tallest mountain in North America deserves a Native American name, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has introduced legislation to rename Mount McKinley in Alaska’s Denali National Park as “Denali.”
The senator from Alaska says the peak should be known by its traditional Interior Alaska Athabascan name, National Parks Traveler reported.
“I have nothing against President McKinley, whatsoever, but I would rather have this peak be called by the name it has gone by for centuries by Alaskans than a man who never set foot in our state,” said Sen. Murkowski last week. “This is the tallest mountain in North America and we deserve to have this Alaskan landmark bear an Alaskan name. My bill will go back to the future to give ‘The Great One’ its rightful name.”
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