Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows ski resort is now Palisades Tahoe
“Today marks the first day of the next chapter of our resort’s storied history,” said the head of the former Squaw Valley ski resort wrote in a message posted to its website and social media accounts. “While the name may be new, the legend and legacy of these valleys continue on, now as Palisades Tahoe.” They said the local Washoe Tribe was part of the decision-making process on the new name, after outreach to Native American groups.
When the resort was named in 1949, there was no intent to be derogatory or offensive, the Tahoe-area resort stated. “The word “squaw” was introduced by Lewis and Clark in 1805 and used by early fur traders and trappers, according to the University of Idaho.
In today’s social context, Native Americans understand the term to be a slur,” CNN said in a recent news story.