Sumary of Olympic skiing venue Squaw Valley Resort changes its ‘racist, sexist name’:
- (CNN) — Updated September 13, 2021:The Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows ski resort has announced it will change its name to Palisades Tahoe, effective immediately.
- “Today marks the first day of the next chapter of our resort’s storied history,” the 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.
- 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.
- “With the momentum of recognition and accountability we are seeing around the country, we have reached the conclusion that now is the right time to acknowledge a change needs to happen,” said Ron Cohen, president and COO of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.