Washoe Cultural Tour
- 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
- Aug 09, 2021
- The Village at Squaw Valley
Experience the mountains through the eyes of the Washoe people.
Join Darrel Cruz, Director of the Tribal Historic Preservation Office and Cultural Resources Office of the Washoe Tribe, at High Camp where he will share stories of Washoe history and culture from the Valley and surrounding mountains.
The group will meet in the Village, board the Aerial Tram and head up to High Camp. Once up at High Camp, Darrel will share stories about the Washoe Tribe, from its creation to present day. The Washoe Tribe has deep roots in Olympic Valley, Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Darrel will share stories of surrounding natural landmarks, of the local animals and plants and how they used them, and why changing the name of the resort that sits on their ancestral land is important to the Washoe Tribe. Guests can view artifacts that show the Washoe way of life that Tribe members seek to preserve today.
Attendees should meet outside of the Aerial Tram entrance by 9:45 a.m. The event is free, but guests will need to purchase an Aerial Tram ticket to join, or use their 2021-22 Ikon Pass. Tour attendees can purchase an Aerial Tram ticket at a special discounted rate, $19/person. All ticket sales collected from the event will be donated to the Washoe Cultural Fund. We encourage people to pre-register for the event online. Walk-ups will be permitted to join the group if there is room.