PLANS TO NAME LAKE TAHOE COVE AFTER MARK TWAIN SCRAPPED DUE TO “RACISM”…

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Mark Twain was one of America’s most famous and beloved writers. He assumed his pen name while working at a Nevada newspaper and his book Roughing It praised the beauty of the state and essentially put it on the map. For these reasons, efforts were under way to name a cove in Lake Tahoe after Samuel Clemens, Twain’s real name. Unfortunately those plans have been abandoned because of accusations of racism.

Twain has been known to drop an N-bomb or two, but according to the Washoe Tribe Of Nevada and California, he was also a Native American hater. Daniel Cruz, a man with a decidedly non-Indian sounding name and head of the tribe’s cultural resource department says Twain made disparaging comments about the Washoe.

And just what did Mark Twain say that was so horrible? This:

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.

Cruz says that “digger tribe” is a derogatory term. But here’s the thing, the Washoe tribe and many others earned the name because much of their food came from digging up roots. They also did indeed enjoy grasshopper soup. So they are pissed that Twain said something that was 100% true and that somehow qualifies at racism.

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And then there’s this inconvenient fact: Twain once wrote a letter complaining of the poor treatment of native tribes in New Mexico and Arizona. What a bigot.

It really seems more like a dish of revenge being served ice cold 152 years after the fact. Twain was opposed to the lake being named Tahoe which was derived from the Washoe word “da ow” meaning lake. Now the Washoe are getting back at Twain by blocking the effort to name a cove after him.

“Samuel Clemens had racist views on the native people of this country and has captured those views in his literature. Therefore, we cannot support the notion of giving a place name in Lake Tahoe to Samuel Clemens,” wrote Cruz in a letter to the Nevada State Board on Geographic Names.

The board, of course, bowed to the pressure and voted to suspend indefinitely the request to name the cove after Twain. Screw the facts; somebody’s feeling got hurt.

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Is it just me, or is this racism witch hunt getting more ridiculous with each passing day? It is ludicrous to hold historical figures to modern day standards of political correctness. If that’s they way things are going, we’ll have to strike nearly every great American from the history books because they all made statements and had views that would be shunned on a contemporary liberal arts college campus.

Mark Twain was one of the greatest American writers of all time and clearly no enemy of the Indians. It would be nice if someone on the Nevada State Board had a spine and stood up to this slanderous attempt at revising history.

By  VIA DOWNTREND

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