Fargo, ND (Valley News Live) - North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer introduced legislation to rename the "Sullys Hill" game preserve to "White Horse Hill", its traditional Dakota name.
Senator Cramer and John Hoeven, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, announced their intent today.
According to the release, the preserve was named after General Alfred Sully, who gained notoriety for committing several massacres of Native Americans, including in the Dakota Territory.
The preserve is within the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation, belonging to a tribe who saw several of their ancestors killed at the hands of Sully.
The Tribe requested the change and expressed their support for returning the land to its traditional name.
Representative Kelly Armstrong introduced an identical bill in the U.S. House of Representatives.