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January 1, US Renames 5 Sites with “Harmful” Names



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The U.S. government has renamed five places that previously included a “historically racist term,” NBC News reported.

The U.S. Department of Interior announced that it renamed five sites in California, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas, over the term “squaw.”

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

In September 2021, U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland declared “squaw” to be a derogatory term, announcing that she had started the process to remove the term from more than 600 federal sites.

In North Dakota, Squaw Gap was renamed to Homesteaders Gap. But the change sparked outcry from the local residents.

A member of the McKenzie County Board of Commissioners said many residents were strongly opposed to the name change.

“Generally we find they’re disconnected from what the culture and economy are out here,” said Joel Brown, referring to the community’s feelings on federal government interference.

But a local tribal chairman applauded the move, telling the Associated Press that change was long overdue, and “we are pleased that the racially insensitive and offensive name has been removed.”

Source: NBC News



  1. LMS

    January 18, 2023 at 6:20 am

    Boo hoo! I am Native American, Chrokee and Sioux and as far as I am concerned these people need to get over it! You dwell on the past and in spite of my ancestors being slaughtered I used that negativity toward making something of myself in my education, career, society, and volunteer work.

    I am sick to death of the woke and will continue to go against you morons, elders and tribes that try to pull the BS victim garbage in this fay and age. Quit hitting the bottle, get off welfare, and start bringing something new and positive to society. Besides the blacks playing the race card the Native Americans are starting to follow suit. You people are pathetic! No wonder my grandfather got so disgusted and left the tribe. What a bunch of crybabies!

    • David Smith

      January 18, 2023 at 6:32 am

      Well said LMS, I’m Cherokee and Apache, history is being erased and most people are too distracted and stupid to even care.
      The trail of tears wiped out a majority of my ancestors. I do ,t dwell on t& things i cannot change.

      • Ron

        January 18, 2023 at 9:05 am

        I would think these politicians would be more interested in getting prices down or securing our border or maybe making our cities safer!!! There are more important things happythen to worry if a word offends someone!!! These clowns are elected officials to represent the PEOPLE!!! Seems like by the article these so called politicians didn’t consider asking if the PEOPLE wanted the name changed!!! Typical government do want they want not what the people want!!!! A government for the people by the people no longer exists!!!!!

    • RPS

      January 18, 2023 at 7:34 am

      You are so correct we are raising sissies and crybabies. This Country is being destroyed from within.

    • Bret

      January 18, 2023 at 7:51 am

      Erasing the past is never the cure for a better future.

    • Sick&Tired

      January 18, 2023 at 8:52 am

      Love Ya……LMS…….You really hit it on the head as to all the things and way you stated them. How true You Are. !! Continue to keep your positive attitude and you will continue to do well in life……….. I am so sick of the Woke Crap, too…… We have so many Dumb Adults in this Country……. Just wish there was a way to get rid of all the Dummies…..we don’t need them in this Country.

    • Muffin

      January 18, 2023 at 12:37 pm

      Well said. These morons just must not have anything better to do. The Woke are killing heritage. Can’t wait to see Dumbirats disappear from the horizon.
      Spend their time FIXING the border!

      • Marlund

        January 18, 2023 at 4:20 pm

        You are absolutely correct. They are destroying our history (names, statues, etc.). They even try to rewrite our history in books and textbooks.

    • JoAnn Meade

      January 18, 2023 at 3:56 pm

      Kudos to you Dude! 💕

  2. Jr

    January 18, 2023 at 8:24 am

    They need to get
    Over it and renaming these sites is all she has to do, what work has she done? She needs
    To stop this nonsense and do a job for the American people

  3. gvette75

    January 18, 2023 at 8:49 am

    That’s what happens when people go to he demonRAT school of political correctness. All the assholes went there

  4. Jim

    January 18, 2023 at 2:40 pm

    These woke idiot Politian’s are as dumb as a box of rocks. Erase history you will most likely repeat it. Don’t know what this country is coming to. We need history so future Americans will know what the crooked Biden administration did to one very good economy and great country. Great Americans
    As far as the blacks who want reparations give any who wish 10,000 dollars and take their passports away and send them to any country they want. For those who love America and what it stands for they will continue to be good citizens and Americans
    Any woke Politian or voter who voted for the Idiot biden or pelosi let them leave also.

  5. Margo

    January 19, 2023 at 2:14 am

    I’m not native, but did marry a couple of fellows who are 1/4 over the years, & taught my boys to be proud of their ancestry. When I collect little bits of firewood I say I’m collecting squaw wood. It’s not a put down to anyone, but a fond reminder of days gone by.

  6. Bluefish123

    January 24, 2023 at 7:40 am

    Trying to change the past by grading it on todays standards is both ignorant and ridiculous. These woke morons doing so need to be silenced and shown to be the buffoons they are.

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