The Coeur d'Alene Tribe, like others around Idaho (and elsewhere) has been pushing for elimination of the word squaw" in place names, saying the term is offensive. Okay; place names change from time to time. Life moves on.
So who gets naming rights to the places from which "squaw" has been erased?
Formally, in Washington, the decision falls to the State Board of Geographic Names. But who's request on this should they honor? Richard Roesler of the Spokesman-Review has an interesting post on this, and the contest between the tribe (which has a suggested replacement term, from its tribal language) and area residents (who have other ideas).