Following suit to the recent renaming of Mt. Denali, Washington Legislature Renames Mt. Ranier to It's original Native American Name
According to the same folklore the Natives fought against the sea lions for many years before they were allowed to go out it the sea. The sea lions were known for their trickery. It was believed by most natives that they would 'disappear' when they went underwater because the Natives did not yet have a concept of what could be beneath the water. Some of the Natives would open their eyes underwater and it would burn them. So they figured it was part of the sea lions magic to hurt their eyes. The sea lions actually had a much more advanced civilization back then and were in charge of naming most everything around the PNW.
Several Native American groups around Western Washington have come out in protest weeks after the Mt. McKinely was renamed back to it's original name Mt. Denali. It appears they have gotten through to Olympia because as of today the mountain will be renamed Mt. Umputopoqualiputumpallupsack.
We sat down with a group of tribal leaders from the Nisqually tribe and here is what they had to say: