Learn about the history of the Washoe people in Olympic Valley and the Tahoe area.

The Washoe (or Wašišiw, which means “people from here”) inhabited the land around Lake Tahoe dating back thousands of years. Da ow aga, the Washoe word for “edge of lake,” is the source for the name Lake Tahoe.

Visit the Washoe Display, located on the mezzanine level of High Camp, to learn more about the history and culture of the Washoe people and the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California.

Washoe Display Highlights
  • Read about the history of the Washoe people in Olympic Valley
  • See a map of historic Washoe territory
  • Learn about the Washoe language
  • Enjoy artifacts generously on loan from the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California

Washoe Cultural Talks
Join us this summer for stories of Washoe history and culture from the Valley and surrounding mountains. Talks are every Friday at High Camp. Meet at 9:15am in front of the Aerial Tram building. See event details on our Events Calendar.

Further Reading: Our Name Change Blog Series
The Name Change, Part One: The Washoe Tribe
The Name Change, Part Two: The S- Word
The Name Change, Part Three: The Resort's New Name
The Name Change, Part Four: The Washoe Tribe & The Resort Today

Hours of OperationOpen every day the Aerial Tram is running.
LocationHigh Camp
Address1960 Olympic Valley Rd Olympic Valley CA 96146

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