Palisades Tahoe: Sq**w Peak and Sq**w Creek officially have new titles
We are eager to embrace Washeshu Peak and Washeshu Creek, both of which have had the racial slur removed from their names. These landmarks will now be called by the Washoe word for “the people.” All credit for this meaningful change goes to our friends and partners the Washoe Tribe, who worked with @usgs to make this happen.
Washeshu Peak and Washeshu Creek are just 2 of 650 public places across the country that will no longer be using our resort’s former name. You can view the full map of public place names that were changed here: https://geonarrative.usgs.gov/names_taskforce/