Alaskans have been celebrating the federal government’s decision to officially recognize Denali as the name of North America’s tallest mountain. Aaron Leggett is the Alaska Gallery Curator at the Anchorage Museum and an Athabascan historian. He says more than just local Athabascan people had a name for the mountain.
Aaron Leggett is the Alaska curator for the Anchorage Museum. A discussion about place names and how indigenous people are working to revive them will take place at the museum tomorrow at noon.