REPORT: US renames 5 places that used racist slur

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The U.S. Department of the Interior announced Thursday that it has given new names to five places that previously included a racist term for a Native American woman.

The renamed sites are in California, North Dakota, Tennessee and Texas, completing a yearlong process to remove the historically offensive word “squaw” from geographic names across the country.

“Words matter, particularly in our work to ensure our nation’s public lands and waters are accessible and welcoming to people of all backgrounds,” Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said in a statement. She called the word “harmful.”

In western North Dakota, Squaw Gap is now Homesteaders Gap.

In California Central Valley, Squaw Hill will now be Loybas Hill, and Squaw Valley is now Yokuts Valley.

The others are Squawberry, Tennessee, which will now be Partridgeberry and Squaw Mountain, Texas, which will now be Lynn Creek.

The Interior Department explained the name selections.

It said Loybas Hill was “proposed by the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, the name translates to ‘Young Lady’ and honors the past, present and future Native women from and living in the area.”

Yokuts Valley, “was proposed during the public comment period. Yokuts translates to ‘people,’” the departments explained.

Homesteaders Gap was “selected by the community in the populated area as relevant to their local history.”

Partridgeberry is “another common name for the plant for which the community is currently named.”

Lynn Creek was so-named “in honor of Isaac Lynn, who lived on the creek nearby that bears his name.”

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    • Dale2k I will educate you since you are a typically dense trumpster diver. While in the Army, I had a Navajo friend from New Mexico and Seneca friend from the State of New York. To call a Native American woman a squaw is like calling her a whore.

  1. The woke assholes are getting dumber and dumber every day. Naming a street and a putting up a statue of a. Criminal named George Floyd offends me, are you gonna take it down

    • George Floyd. Is that the guy the cops murdered with a knee on his neck until he had a heart attack and caused a summer of riots? Why would you be offended by his image other than you are typically MAGA racist?
      Your logic is why we need to kick you MAGA people out of our party.

  2. They changed our bay “Squaw Bay” to “Bird Song Bay.” We just call it BS Bay for short now or keep calling it Squaw Bay because no one has any idea where you are talking about! This will be a lot confusion for some time.


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