May 18, 2022

The Village at the Squaw Valley Ski Resort is base camp for skiers, snowboarders and snow bunnies of all ages. (Courtesy Dino Vournas)

California ski resort changes name to eliminate hostile word

Document – In this July 9, 2020, record photograph, a sign denoting the 1960 Winter Olympics is seen by a chairlift at Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley, Calif. A well known California ski resort whose name incorporated a disdainful term for Native American ladies will be called Palisades Tahoe, resort authorities declared Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, finishing another name search that started last year in the midst of a retribution over racial bad form.

Document – This Dec. 16, 2011, document photograph, shows the base town at Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley, Calif. The well known California ski resort whose name incorporated an unfavorable term for Native American ladies will be called Palisades Tahoe, resort authorities reported Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, finishing another name search that started in 2020 in the midst of a retribution over racial shamefulness.

Record – In this Dec. 16, 2013, record photograph, three snowboarders head to the Village at the Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley, Calif. The famous California ski resort whose name incorporated a critical term for Native American ladies will be called Palisades Tahoe, resort authorities declared Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, finishing another name search that started in 2020 in the midst of a retribution over racial treachery.

SAN FRANCISCO AP A well known California ski resort whose name incorporated an unfavorable term for Native American ladies changed its name to Palisades Tahoe Monday. Resort authorities had started looking for another name last year in the midst of a retribution over racial shamefulness.

 

 

The renaming of Squaw Valley Ski Resort is one of numerous endeavors broadly to address a past filled with expansionism and persecution against Native Americans and others of shading that incorporates eliminating sculptures of Christopher Columbus.

“Squaw,” got from the Algonquin language, may have once basically signified “lady,” yet over ages, the word transformed into a misanthrope and bigoted term to vilify Indigenous ladies, authorities on the matter agree.

“It was the best thing to do and I believe it will have an effect. I believe we will be viewed as a seriously inviting, comprehensive hotel and local area,” said Palisades Tahoe President and COO Dee Byrne.

Byrne said that in the wake of reading the issue for as far back as year the hotel’s examination closed the word is exceptionally hostile “to Indigenous ladies as well as to all ladies.”

The hotel is in Olympic Valley, which was known as Squaw Valley until it facilitated the 1960 Winter Olympics. Clans in the district had been asking the retreat for a name change for quite a long time.