By Emily Kawamoto 8/11/20
A federal commission has renamed a mountain in Yellowstone National Park that was formerly named after a US Army colonel who participated in a massacre of Native Americans.
The National Park Service said Thursday that Mount Doane will now be known as First Peoples Mountain, following a unanimous decision by the United States Board on Geographic Names.
Piikani Nation Chief Stan Grier said, “This name change is long overdue. We all agreed on ‘First Peoples’ Mountain’ as an appropriate name to honor the victims of such inhumane acts of genocide, and to also remind people of the 10,000-year-plus connection tribal peoples have to this sacred place now called Yellowstone,”