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The former Squaw Peak south of Camp Verde is Porcupine Mountain after a national effort to get rid of pejorative place names on federal lands (VVN/Vyto Starinskas)

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It’s official Porcupine Mountain erases racist term
Yavapai-Apache Nation had part in renaming

In 2021, the U.S. Department of the Interior declared the word “squaw” to be a derogatory term that needed to be erased from geographical place names on federal lands.

By Raquel Hendrickson September 18, 2022
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