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Name change proposed for Sullys Hill


July 22, 2019

The North Dakota Congressional delegation introduced legislation on July 12 to change the name of "Sullys Hill," a National Game Preserve administered by U.S. Fish and Wildlife (FWS) within the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation, to "White Horse Hill," its traditional Dakota name.

The federal government named this preserve in 1931 after General Alfred Sully, who killed hundreds of Native Americans, including ancestors of the Spirit Lake Nation. Because the name change came through an act of Congress, it takes another act of Congress to restore its rightful name.

Senator Kevin Cramer introduced...

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