Daugaard: Federal board renames Harney Peak

Harney Peak
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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Gov. Dennis Daugaard says a federal decision to rename Harney Peak, South Dakota's tallest, will cause "unnecessary expense and confusion."

Daugaard said Thursday that he was surprised that the U.S. Board on Geographic Names had decided to rename Harney as Black Elk Peak.

The federal board didn't immediately return calls from The Associated Press.

Harney Peak was named for Army Gen. William S. Harney, who in 1855 led soldiers who killed Sioux Indians in Nebraska.

Basil Brave Heart, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, proposed the change. He didn't answer a telephone call for comment.

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8/11/2016 1:26:31 PM (GMT -6:00)