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Dakota Midday: Lee Schoenbeck On Harney Peak / Black Elk Peak

Lee Schoenbeck was a representative in the state legislature during the 2015-16 session. He joins Dakota Midday to discuss the contentious conversations surrounding the naming of Black Elk Peak.

In August, 2016, the U.S. Board on Geographic Names voted to change the name of South Dakota's highest peak from Harney to Black Elk. The conversation about Harney peak, however, began long before.

Schoenbeck joins Daktoa Midday with background on the South Dakota Board of Geographic Names, thoughts on how to discuss issues of history and race in the state, and the responsibility of lawmakers to learn about history and about statesmanship.

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
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