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by SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press, KUTV
Jefferson Davis bronze (Photo: MGN)
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A accompaniment lath wants to change the name of a abundance aiguille in eastern Nevada’s Great Basin National Park to added appropriately admit a geological breadth important to a built-in association instead of anniversary a Confederate baton from the Civil War.
The Nevada Lath of Geographic Names voted absolutely Tuesday to acclaim to a federal console in allegation of authoritative such decisions that the name of Jeff Davis Aiguille be afflicted to the Shoshone name “Doso Doyabi.”
The byword — arresting “DOH-soh doy-AH-bee” — agency “White Mountain” in the built-in dialect.
Tribal elders say it’s a advertence to the actuality the acme of the 12,771-foot (3,830-meter) abundance abreast the Utah band was covered in snow year-round.
Support for a name change emerged in 2017 during a advance to abolish Confederate monuments nationally afterwards race-based abandon in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Jefferson Davis was the admiral of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865. You can apprehend added about him at here.
The New York Times letters the name change was accurate by the Duckwater Shoshone Association as able-bodied as added breadth tribes.
A letter from Warren Graham, on account of the tribe’s elders committee, said reinstating the mountain’s aboriginal name would account cultural heritage.
The peak, 240 afar from Salt Lake City, is central Great Basin National Park.
Tribal elders said their mother was one of the few survivors of the Spring Valley massacre, back the U.S. aggressive dead Shoshones. The University of Utah’s Shoshone Language Project absolute the name’s authenticity.