What’s in a Name?

A national reckoning with American history and racial injustice has been playing out across various sites, from monuments to museums, school curricula, and increasingly, maps. Within this context, a team of conservation research scientists has performed a quantitative analysis of 2,200 National Park place names, asking how place names in US National Parks function to … Read more

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A national reckoning with US history and racial injustice has been playing out on the terrain of monuments, museums, school curricula, and increasingly—maps. In a new report, “Words Are Monuments,” scientists analyzed 2,200 National Park place-names, asking how place-names perpetuate settler-colonial myths. While the federal government plans to rename 660 place-names with the derogatory term … Read more

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