A Change of Name for Block Island?


In the wake of Mount McKinley being given its old name “Denali” back, some are suggesting it could be time to return Block Island to its original name, Manisses, according to an article on Boston.com.

The native Narragansett tribes called the island Manisses (meaning “Manitou’s Little Island”) until a Dutch explorer named Adriaen Block visited the island and named it after himself.

Read about the suggestion that Block Island be given its original name again.