The Boise City Council approved two resolutions on May 7 to rename a city park and a city-administered foothills reserve in honor of the region’s original inhabitants. A third resolution approved by the city council affirmed the City of Boise’s commitment to valuing the historical and contemporary importance of the Indigenous Boise Valley Tribes.
With the council’s action, the city will move ahead with renaming Quarry View Park as Eagle Rock Park in recognition of the tribes’ historical name for the balancing rock above the park. Also, Castle Rock Reserve will become Chief Eagle Eye Reserve in honor of the leader of a peaceful band of 70 Weiser Shoshone, who in 1878 refused to relocate to reservations and instead lived quietly in the mountains of Idaho for two decades. He died in 1896 and is buried at the top of Timber Butte, overlooking his homeland.