Washoe Tribe

US writer, journalist and lecturer Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens.   (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Racism Claim Dooms Bid To Honor Mark Twain At Lake Tahoe

A state panel has effectively killed a bid to name a Lake Tahoe cove for Mark Twain, citing opposition from a tribe that says he held racist views on Native Americans.