Biden Department of Interior Renames 650 Historic Federal Lands

by Eric Lendrum


The Biden Administration’s efforts to rewrite American history continued on Thursday, with the Department of the Interior (DOI) announcing in a statement headlined “Interior Department Completes Removal of ‘Sq_ _ _’ from Federal Use” that it would be renaming 650 various monuments, geographical features, and other historic landmarks owned by the federal government.

As reported by Fox News, the new Board on Geographic Names (BOGN) voted on final new names that would replace the names of any federal land featuring the word “Squaw.” The DOI, led by far-left radical Deb Haaland, has repeatedly and falsely claimed that the word is “an offensive ethnic, racial and sexist slur, particularly for Indigenous women.”

“I feel a deep obligation to use my platform to ensure that our public lands and waters are accessible and welcoming,” Haaland said in a statement. “That starts with removing racist and derogatory names that have graced federal locations for far too long.” She additionally described the BOGN’s efforts as “charting a path for an inclusive America.”

Some of the historic lands that are now being renamed by this sweeping rewrite include: Squaw Gulch, Placer County, California; Squaw Lake, Hinsdale County, Colorado; and Squaw Mountain, Utah County, Utah.


The BOGN is part of the DOI’s broader Derogatory Geographic Names Task Force, created last year as part of Haaland’s personal vendetta against names that she considers to be offensive. The task force received over 1,000 recommendations for name changes from the general public, including participation by nearly 70 tribal governments.

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Eric Lendrum reports for American Greatness.
Photo “Deb Haaland” by Department of the Interior. Background Photo “Department of the Interior” by Matthew Bisanz. CC BY-SA 3.0.



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