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Nevada tribal women reflect on Lake Tahoe resort name change

Tahoe Resort Renaming Tribe
Posted at 1:53 PM, Dec 18, 2021

TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP) — Women of Nevada's Washoe Tribe have long fought against the word "squaw," a racist slur that for more than half a century was part of the name of a famous Sierra ski resort.

The resort north of Tahoe City, California, was called Squaw Valley long before it became famous for hosting the 1960 Winter Olympics.

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It formally switched its name to Palisades Tahoe in September. Leaders of the Washoe Tribe say Tahoe is a sacred place and they hope it raises awareness about past injustices of other Native Americans.

An eight-minute documentary, "Walking With My Sisters," shows the women discussing the milestone and what the land means to them.