AK lawmakers endorse push to rename Bay

 


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska House has endorsed a tribe’s effort to change the name of Saginaw Bay to Skanax

Bay.

Tribal leaders are pushing the change because the body of water off Kuiu Island was named for a U.S. warship that destroyed three Tlingit villages in 1869 that are near present-day Kake in southeast Alaska, CoastAlaska reported Monday.

The House passed a resolution 37-0 endorsing the name change to Skanax, the Tlingit word for security.

The Tlingit villages east of Sitka destroyed by the U.S.S.

Saginaw were deserted in advance of the gunboat’s bombardment. Soldiers...



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