New Mexico council renames Kit Carson Park over concerns of famed scout's past with Indians

June 12, 2014 3:59 PM

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TAOS, New Mexico — A northern New Mexico town council has voted to change the name of Kit Carson Park over concerns by critics that the famed scout and explorer was cruel to American Indians.

The Taos Town Council passed a resolution Tuesday to rename the downtown park Red Willow following a presentation from activists, the Albuquerque Journal reports (http://goo.gl/bnaM3H ).

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