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Washoe Geographical Names

The Washoe people lived in the mountains and valleys around Lake Tahoe.  The Euro-American explorers and settlers did not always correctly understand the words of the Washoe people.

Click the phonograph to hear some Washoe geographical names.

Photo Credit:
Laura Fillmore