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The Daily Show piece about renaming Denali

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Not a bad piece as the hill should be called Denali.

 

As for the Rainier vs Tahoma. IMHO that issue is quite different than the Denali vs McKinley issue. McKinley got named for political reasons which continue today.

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1/2 my family lives in various parts of Alaska in relatively close proximity to Denali. I don't think I have every been in a conversation on the numerous times when I have been to AK, where someone called it McKinley when discussing the location, thats everyone, not just climbers, kids, grandmas, every day folks call it Denali.

 

Most everyone that lives near Mt. Rainier calls it that.

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As much as I would support it being changed to Tahoma, I doubt that will ever happen.

 

Alaska is different. We have a much closer relationship with our native people and native names.

 

I believe there is simply too much intertwining of modern urban life around the name Mount Rainier, as well as a disconnect with the local native peoples to have it changed to Tahoma. Still...it would be cool to see it happen.

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