Debate simmers over Devils Tower’s name

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Debate simmers over Devils Tower’s name

As the nation’s first national monument approaches its 110th anniversary in 2016, some American Indian tribes are seeking to change the name of the geologic feature in northeast Wyoming to Bear Lodge and the name of the monument to Bear Lodge National Monument. The Great Sioux Nation views the name as unfitting for a monument they consider to be a sacred site. Opponents of the idea say a name change would cause confusion and hurt tourism.

Debate simmers over Devils Tower’s name

As the nation’s first national monument approaches its 110th anniversary in 2016, some American Indian tribes are seeking to change the name of the geologic feature in northeast Wyoming to Bear Lodge and the name of the monument to Bear Lodge National Monument. The Great Sioux Nation views the name as unfitting for a monument they consider to be a sacred site. Opponents of the idea say a name change would cause confusion and hurt tourism.
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