|The Mountain Itself|
It's Time For A Re-Naming
(photo from rapidcityjoural.com)
Please send your comment to the US Board on Geographic Names in support of the Harney Peak name change by 9.30.2015 .
Please accept this as my strong support for Harney Peak, South Dakota's name change, to BLACK ELK PEAK.
Harney is highly offensive to me/us and/or all our Indian brothers and sisters who are forced to pray in the Black Hills. This is in the shadow of the highly derogatory meaning of the name Harney and the atrocious military acts that are associated with his name on that sacred, but desecrated peak.
Thank you for doing what is right in the spirit of reconciliation for all Americans, by removing his name for a more appropriate name.