Restore 'Kuwohi' to Mountain Presently Known as Clingman's Dome
The Eastern Band of Cherokee is launching an effort to rename Clingman's Dome, which is located on the border between NC and TN and is highest peak in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. The tribe is asking that the summit revert to its Cherokee name, Kuwohi (mulberry place), rather than be named for Thomas Clingman, a NC senator who fought for the Confederacy and supported slavery. I signed this petition to provide momentum and fully support this effort. I was not aware of the deep spiritual significance of Kuwohi to the Cherokee--read more here. These are beautiful and inspiring stories, and reverting the name to Kuwohi is one way to bring healing to the land and to the rift between folks of European descent and the Cherokee.