(Santa Barbara New-Press)

Indio Muerto Street will officially be renamed to Hutash Street, starting Dec. 14.

The Santa Barbara City Council voted unanimously to rename the street on Tuesday, after a request from the Barbañero Chumash Tribal Council, saying “Indio Muerto,” which translates to “Dead Indian,” is found to be inappropriate and offensive to the tribe.

The alternative, “Hutash,” translates to “Earth Mother,” according to representatives from the council.

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