Denali – “the high one”

In August, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell decreed that Mt. McKinley would be officially named Denali, a Koyukon Athabascan word meaning “the high one.” The name change was requested in 1975 and has been…Read More

Tlax_satanjín – “idle hands”

In March, the U.S. Board on Geographic Names officially recognized a peak near Juneau as Tlaxsatanjín, a decision for the record books. It’s the first geographic feature with a federally recognized name in Tlingit. University…Read More