Two historians support tribes' call for name changes at Yellowstone NP

Two Bozeman historians are supporting tribal groups’ call for the removal of Gustavus Cheyney Doane’s name from a mountain in Yellowstone National Park.

On Saturday, representatives of the Blackfoot Confederacy and Great Sioux Nation gathered at Yellowstone’s iconic Roosevelt Arch at 1 p.m. to protest the geographical references to Doane and Ferdinand Hayden, historical figures tied to the park that they say had racist — and in Doane’s case violent — pasts. The protest was preceded by a noon ceremonial ride through Gardiner to Arch Park. Afterward tribal leaders presented an official request for the name change to the National Park Service.

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