The Devil, the Indigenous God and the Colonizer in American Place Names

How English linguistic colonialism stains the legacy of sacred native spaces

Devils Tower, Crook County, WY (photo by Kyle Petzer on Unsplash)

The prevalence of names associated with Hell or the Devil in the natural wonders of the American landscape can come as a shock.

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Writer of the most eclectic mix of material this side of the Mississippi. Author, 2016–2019. Blogger, 2017–2022. Columbia University, 2020–2024.

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J. W. Barlament

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Writer of the most eclectic mix of material this side of the Mississippi. Author, 2016–2019. Blogger, 2017–2022. Columbia University, 2020–2024.

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