Provo, UT—Michelle Kaufusi, Provo’s first female mayor, has announced that Squaw Peak will be renamed. Effective immediately, the beloved Utah landmark will be known as Lamanite Peak.
“The term squaw is antiquated and racially insensitive,” said Mayor Kaufusi in a published statement about the name change. “We can’t change the past,” she continued, “but we can move forward by restoring the dignity of our Lamanite neighbors.”
When it was pointed out that many still found the name offensive, Mayor Kaufusi responded by asking, “How can anyone be offended by their true origins?”