Skip to comments.Plan to name cove after Mark Twain scrapped after tribe complains (He was Racist)
Posted on 05/19/2014 7:55:43 PM PDT by equalator
"Samuel Clemens had racist views on the native people of this country and has captured those views in his literature," Cruz wrote in a letter to the board. He also took exception to a Twain quote about Lake Tahoe: "People say that Tahoe means 'Silver Lake' 'Limpid Water' 'Falling Leaf.' Bosh! It means grasshopper soup, the favorite dish of the digger tribe and of the Pi-utes as well."
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WOW! They have all their bases covered-- he was racist AND he burned some trees. That's the gay trifecta of doom right there. And yes, I am aware tri means three. It's funnier that way.
I’m just curious: how many white men are in the Washoe tribe?
Could a white man join the tribe right now if they wanted too?
So what’s wrong with racism and racist laws now?
This is getting ridiculous, I met the man once and he was certainly not a racist
One of these days, we, as a notion, are going to grow a set and tell all the complaining minorities that we are a nation of the (majority) people. Everybody seems to wake up in the morning wondering how they can complain about how America is slighting them.
The only way to overcome this obsession with “me”, is to give every American a piece of land and call them an independent nation and let them negotiate with their neighbors..
Mmm, those crickets I'm hearing sound mighty tasty.
As for the Washoe Indians, I give you the one finger salute for yet again being utter idiots. (And yep, there isn't a being on the planet more racist than an American Indian, just ask how they feel about their ‘neighboring’ tribe...)
Washoe?! I thought they were the Fugawis.
***the favorite dish of the digger tribe and of the Pi-utes as well.”
I read that an early American scouting party was starved, found and scared off Indians preparing food for the winter. They gorged themselves then found the ground food was——EARTHWORMS!
Even though they were starving the puked their guts out.
“Samuel Clemens had racist views on the native people of this country and has captured those views in his literature,” Cruz wrote in a letter to the board. He also took exception to a Twain quote about Lake Tahoe:
“People say that Tahoe means ‘Silver Lake’ ‘Limpid Water’ ‘Falling Leaf.’ Bosh! It means grasshopper soup, the favorite dish of the digger tribe and of the Pi-utes as well.”
credit to yefragetuwrabrumuy
for posting the link 5/18/14 on another thread on this topic
I hear the WASHOE ZEPHER still blows strong.
There’s a resort area near Lake Tahoe called Squaw Valley. It will probably be renamed, if it hasn’t been already.
Oh WHAT BULLSH*T. Twain, if anything, did more to humanize the plight of the blacks than anything through “Huckleberry Finn”. The scene where Huck is willing to go to hell for Jim ALONE should win him a place in the hallowed halls of anti-racists.
Fallen Leaf Lake (California)
I have friends who have a cabin on that lake!! Its just south of Lake Tahoe
Amen.. incredibly humanistic prose.. you cannot hate and write like that. He was a humorist who jabbed just about everyone.
Oh no! My very liberal relative will be crushed! A lover of native American art and Mark Twain...what will he do??!
Providence leaves nothing to go by chance. All things have their uses and their part and proper place in Nature's economy: the ducks eat the fliesthe flies eat the wormsthe Indians eat all threethe wild cats eat the Indiansthe white folks eat the wild catsand thus all things are lovely.
It’s a discussion that has been going on for years. Most people just don’t care one way or the other. Those who have monetary interests in the local tourist trade around the cove have been pushing for it, hoping that a change of name will bring more people. Naturally those who use the area now, or live near there don’t want the added attention and oppose it.
As far as the Washoe - they oppose everything. Every place in and around Tahoe has some special spiritual meeting. A few of them will show up at any meeting that discusses some local area and oppose everything. Want to put in a new ski lift? Sorry - it crosses some sacred ground. Want to build a new ski lodge? Sorry again. A new mountain biking trail? Nope. The arguments are barely intelligible. I feel sorry for any kid growing up Washoe as it’s pretty clear the only education they are getting is education about native history and culture, and clearly nothing is preparing them should they wish to make a living off the reservation. These kids seem destined to live in tribal poverty for their generation, those of their child and grandchildren. If they want to choose that life - I think it’s great. However why not properly educate them in reading, writing, speaking, modern history, math, science, and then let them choose which world to live in instead of setting them up for only a program of poverty by omission.
From the first time I read it I knew ‘ol Sam would someday have
a price to pay for that “Injun Joe” character.
The site of the 1960 winter Olympics. They had been talking about changing that name for many years now. I thought they had already changed it. I can't believe I spent 30 years in California.
“This is getting ridiculous, I met the man once and he was certainly not a racist”
Are you serious?
Mark Twain died in 1910.
Yes I went to school with him, I remember his funny stories even as a young boy
Yes, but when I had dinner with Napoleon Bonaparte, he constantly dropped the N-bomb.
Gracious words but not so much to brag about.
I knew his pa, we played football together at Grambling.
Clem--Johnny was his name, but we called him Clem, or sometimes Clam, at other times even Kadiddlehopper--was a handsome, popular and kindly soul, even as a young man.
Why at times he would hurry to get on the team bus first, just so's he could get to the back seat first. He'd light up his corncob pipe and hold forth about his backward, hardscrabble upbringing, and about his grand plans for the future in the great nation of America.
Of course our cheerleaders sat near the back as well, and that might have had something to do with his preferences. He never could run nor throw nor catch very well, but he was hell charming the girls by telling tales and blowing smoke.
I`ve heard that about Naps
Little red-headed scamp forever endeavoring to lead astray his sweet impressionable Sam.
I thought all liberals now claimed that Mark Twain was a Marxist. Shouldn't that absolve him of any racist sins?
that was I
This is revisionist pc nonsense.
Anyone who has really read ‘Huckleberry Finn’ knows that Jim was the center of nobility throughout the whole novel.
lolz. That could be true.
I don’t believe you in any way shape or form. So your like 165 years old. You either joking or a liar.
I assume you are joking, btw. Anyway, enjoy.
get a grip , get a brain and a sense of humor,,,jeepers roll eyes
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