Deb Haaland

Many geographical features that we may be visiting on our summer travels have historically had racist, derogatory or historically misleading names   

The Reconciliation in Place Names Act of 2021 continued work begun in the 60s to remove such offensive place names from Federal lands. Working closely with Native American groups who want to see more respectful and truthful names of rivers, mountains, monuments, cities and towns, Deb Haaland, the first Native American to hold the position of Secretary of the Interior, has overseen the replacement of names containing the word “squaw” and the “N – word” from the landscape.  

Use this link to find Indiana on the map and identify a number of name changes in our state. I wonder if you have noticed these new names? 


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