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Old 08-10-2009, 11:14 AM
 
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I thought that it had been pretty much officially recognized as Denali as of a few years ago and the government had done away with McKinley. Considering McKinley himself didn't even name the mountain after himself, it makes even less sense.
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:09 PM
 
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I thought that it had been pretty much officially recognized as Denali as of a few years ago and the government had done away with McKinley. Considering McKinley himself didn't even name the mountain after himself, it makes even less sense.
The State of Alaska officially changed the name of the mountain to Denali some time in the 80's, I think. But the federal government has refused to recognize that (all the more reason to refer to it as "Denali"). The feds have recognized the change of the name of the park itself from Mt. McKinley National Park to Denali National Park.
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:17 PM
 
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We say DENALI!!! I get so frustrated when people say McKinley, it is in no way associated with the state of Alaska. The mountain was named Denali way before any of us were here. It's the Athabaskan name for that mountain, they were here long before we came barging in!!!!! I am just a white girl that moved here from the lower 48 and I still know that. If you google Denali, you mostly get the national park, and then a bunch of things that say McKinley. It all started with finding out the story of why the maps say McKinley, ever since I have some kind of a pet peeve about it.
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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I'm not native but I find it insulting that it's been officially re-named McKinley. It has no business being named after a white man in the first place, especially one not from Alaska. The native name Denali has a much more descriptive and romantic sound to it. It's always been Denali for me and that's what it'll stay.
I am not Native Alaskan, but like some Native Alaskans, it does not bother me a bit what name it's called. I am already used to Denali Park, all around the mountain. What is so romantic about Denali, (the great one)? By the way there is another Denali, made in the USA by GMC
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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We say DENALI!!! I get so frustrated when people say McKinley, it is in no way associated with the state of Alaska. The mountain was named Denali way before any of us were here. It's the Athabaskan name for that mountain, they were here long before we came barging in!!!!! I am just a white girl that moved here from the lower 48 and I still know that. If you google Denali, you mostly get the national park, and then a bunch of things that say McKinley. It all started with finding out the story of why the maps say McKinley, ever since I have some kind of a pet peeve about it.
We could always call it the Denali McKinley (the great McKinley).
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Make mine wild blueberry!
Now, that's what I call Denali (the great one, in reference to the bowl)
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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I don't think it is about the slice, but rather about being able to fight for what went wrong, and what is due.
Like NY returning Manhattan to the real owners of the island? In that case, Colorado, Nevada, and CA among a few States should be returned to Mejico.
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Renaming it? Denali is the Athabaskan word for it; perhaps it was never "ours" to rename.

Locals mostly just call it "the Mountain". But I've heard both Mt.McKinley and Denali used; we all know what it means.
Ditto that.. we just call it the mountain although Denali in Athabaskan means "High One". Just an interesting tidbit..

It was around 40 below when I took this one..

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Old 07-01-2010, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK
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We call it Denali. I even forget that it has another name...
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:45 AM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Mt. McKinley VS Denali * This just bugs me!

When we were there, most of the time people said "He", as in "He came out this morning." or "He came through the clouds this afternoon" or "The wind is shifting, he may come out this afternoon."
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