Sagehen Creek Field Station sits on the traditional/ancestral lands of the Washoe Tribe.
People who live or travel within Washoe ancestral territory know little to nothing about the past and present of the people and the land. We feel that it is vitally important for all Washoe history as well as the current status of our sovereign tribal nation. This knowledge will help to form a more respectful and complete understanding of Lake Tahoe and the area surrounding it. The Washoe request that you assist in preserving this environment to benefit future generations.
Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California | washoe
We encourage you to learn more about the Washoe people in their own words by visiting their website washoetribe.us. A brief summary of Washoe history can be found here and a more detailed summary here.