Wyoming News Briefs
January 31, 2019
Cheney moves again to protect Devils Tower name
WORLAND (WNE) — Wyoming U.S. Representative Liz Cheney announced on Monday a plan to reintroduce legislation to codify the name of Devils Tower National Monument.
The move would follow several previous attempts to set the name in stone.
In 2014, a proposal was submitted to the Unites States Board on Geographic Names on behalf of the Lakota tribe to change the name of the monument to “Bear Lodge”, in accordance with Native American tradition.
Prior to 1901, the unique feature was referred to as “Bear Lodge” or Mato Teepee” on...