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The History and Culture of the Washoe Peoples

This presentation will provide an overview of the history and culture of the Washoe Tribe. The Washoe Peoples presence at Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas dates back to time immemorable as they are one of the oldest Tribes and Languages within the Great Basin and Sierra Mountains. The Lake Tahoe Basin has been the center of the Washoe world, traditions, and creation stories. The Federal Government, tourism, and development during the last century have driven the Washoe Tribe to the fringes of their aboriginal territory and disastrously impacted Washoe ancestral lands. This talk will help those who live within the Washoe Tribes aboriginal homelands today gain a greater understanding what the landscape, wildlife, and people who lived here were like in the past and how they have persevered to keep their way of life alive today.

Please register if you would like an email reminder of the time and date of the program.  Registration does not guarantee a space in the program.  Programs space is first come first served and limited based on available space and supplies.  

Masks are recommended, but not required. 

Saturday, September 17, 2022
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room
Sparks Library
History Local Interest
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