Popular Grand Canyon hiking spot changes racially offensive name

National Park Service says area will be called Havasupai Gardens, to honor tribe removed from the region almost 100 years ago

A popular hiking spot in the Grand Canyon is changing its racially offensive name after an agreement was reached with a local Native American tribe.

Indian Gardens – which is a location along the park’s Bright Angel Trail – will now be called Havasupai Gardens, the National Park Service said in a statement. It was previously known as Ha’a Gyoh in the Havasupai language.

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