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A Hell Of A Place: The Devil’s Role In National Park Place Names

 

Bear's Lodge (Devils Tower) in Wyoming> NPS.gov. public domain.
Bear’s Lodge (Devils Tower) in Wyoming> NPS.gov. public domain.

This is a great article on the naming of places in the North American west. The article highlights how the indigenous people see the sacred places in the West compared to the names given to these same places by English, Spanish, and other speakers. The article discusses the spiritual aspects and conflicts the names and opposing actions by visitors, raise. via A Hell Of A Place: The Devil’s Role In National Park Place Names

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