Alaska’s Mount McKinley renamed to traditional Denali, ‘Great One’

The name of Mount McKinley has been changed to Denali, to reflect the traditional name of Alaska’s native Koyukon Athabascan people. File photo by bcampbell65/Shutterstock

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 31 (UPI) — President Barack Obama along with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell have changed the controversial name of Alaska’s Mount McKinley to the traditional native name of Denali.

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“And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”
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Denali, formerly Mount McKinley, is the highest mountain in North America with its summit at more than 20,000 feet. The mountain is located on the Denali National Park and Reserve, which was previously known as the Mount McKinley National Park until 1980.

The name change was announced Sunday and performed under a secretarial order by Jewell, which was endorsed by Obama.

“Jewell is granted the authority to make such changes in certain cases per the 1947 federal law that provides for the standardization of geographic names through the U.S. Board on Geographic Names,” the U.S. Department of Interior said in a statement.

The mountain’s name in the Alaska Native Koyukon Athabascan language means “Great One.” The state of Alaska formally requested for a name change in 1975.

Denali National Park and Reserve was established in 1917 and has more than 500,000 annual visitors.

“For centuries, Alaskans have known this majestic mountain as the ‘Great One.’ Today we are honored to be able to officially recognize the mountain as Denali,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said in a statement. “I’d like to thank the president for working with us to achieve this significant change to show honor, respect, and gratitude to the Athabascan people of Alaska.”

The mountain was previously named after former President William McKinley, who served from 1897 until he was assassinated in 1901 — just six months into his second term.

“President McKinley is a well-respected American hero who deserves to be honored and I hope my colleagues will join with me in stopping this constitutional overreach,” U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, said in a statement. “President Obama has decided to ignore an act of Congress in unilaterally renaming [Mount] McKinley in order to promote his job-killing war on energy.”

McKinley was born in Niles, Ohio, and later became the governor of the state.

“This political stunt is insulting to all Ohioans,” Gibbs added.

  1. Etzel, 31 August, 2015

    Gee I thought Josh Earnest said the Denali was the Presidents favorite SUV. Having to “Dodge” that question we can see that the president is in a state of “Denali”.

  2. Jim, 31 August, 2015

    As the saying goes…“its hard to make this stuff up”

    President Obama will formally rename Alaska’s Mt. McKinley — North America’s highest peak — “Denali” during his trip to The Last Frontier this week…–obama-2eb886721f.html

    Denali” means “the great one” or “the high one”–Mount_McKinley_naming_dispute

    Mount McKinley is the highest mountain peak in North America

    Isaiah 14:

    For you have said in your heart:

    ‘I will ascend into heaven,

    I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;

    I will also sit on the mount of the congregation

    On the farthest sides of the north;


    I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,

    I will be like the Most High.’

    1. Mount McKinley is the highest mountain in North America and certainly is peak is above the clouds “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds”

    2. “Mount” McKinley is a Mount on high “I will sit on the ‘mount’ of the congregation”

    3. Mount McKinley is in Alaska, the tallest mountain in “North” America “I will exalt my throne above the stars of God…On the farthest side of the ‘North’”

    4. The name “Denali” means “the great one” or “the high one” …”I will be like the Most High”

    Make no mistake about this, BHO is sending another message about who he really is…the message is crystal clear, and he will make this change during the first week of September 2015 no less!! …When there is an unprecedented amount of other signs and messages for those who have the eyes to see and wisdom to understand. See “2015 Awesome Signs, Wonders & Insights” and “UNBELIEVABLE “60” PROPHETIC EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2015”

    …Could this be yet another indicator/message/sign that the reign of the antichrist, the son of perdition, is imminent, which would mean the Rapture of the Bridge of Christ is even more imminent!!

    The Bible, God’s WORD tells us how that works out for Satan in the very next verse:


    Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol,

    To the lowest depths of the Pit.

    Additionally, there seems to be an ancient, what is called a ‘dark pyramid’ in Alaska by Mount McKinley – see that has some very interesting history, and being in what they call the Alaska Bermuda triangle. Whatever this may all mean – still researching.

    Furthermore, it is exactly 6666 miles from the sacred stone at Machu Picchu to the tip of Mt. McKinley, or Denali as it’s now known. Machu Picchu seems to have been utilized by the Inca as a secret ceremonial city. One of Machu Picchu’s primary functions was that of astronomical observatory. The Intihuatana stone (meaning ‘Hitching Post of the Sun’) has been shown to be a precise indicator of the date of the two equinoxes and other significant celestial periods. and …again not sure how this fits, but I am sure their is something here that ties in.

    Luke 21

    v34 “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly.

    v35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth.

    v36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”


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    A Watchman –

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