"National Monument Proposed For Nevada Site Sacred To Tribes"

"LAS VEGAS — A Nevada congresswoman and several elected and tribal officials announced support Friday for national monument designation over a broad area south of Las Vegas they say is biologically diverse and rich with Native American cultural significance.

The site would be called Avi Kwa Ame National Monument and encompass a rugged and dry mostly undeveloped landscape dotted with Joshua trees between mountain ranges generally between the Colorado River and the Mojave National Preserve in California.

It would include Spirit Mountain, a peak northwest of Laughlin called “Avi Kwa Ame” by the Fort Mojave Tribe and listed in 1999 on the National Register of Historic Places as a place sacred to Indian tribes."

Ken Ritter reports for the Associated Press January 14, 2022.

Source: AP, 01/20/2022