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Nevada panel backs new tribal name for Jeff Davis Peak

Jan 09, 2019 - Associated Press

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A state board wants to change the name of a mountain peak in eastern Nevada's Great Basin National Park to more appropriately recognize a geological area important to a native tribe instead of honoring the president of the Confederacy during the Civil War.

The Nevada Board of Geographic Names voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend to a federal panel in charge of making such decisions that the name of Jeff Davis Peak be changed to the Shoshone name "Doso Doyabi."