NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The federal government has changed the names of 13 New Mexican peaks, canyons, and other sites. The U.S. Department of the Interior voted last week to replace the name of nearly 650 places across the country due to them using the term”squaw” which is offensive to Native Americans. This includes 13 here in the state.

In Chavez County, it’s now Janey Canyon. In Socorro County, you’ll now reach the summit of Bear Peak, and in Sierra County, you’re now crossing Tin Creek. A full list of renamed places is available to view on the United States Geological Survey website.