Lake Tahoe Host to Native American Snow Dance
Tahoe.com Staff, 2:33pm, 1/17/2012
We’ve all heard of a snow dance, but have you ever witnessed an authentic one? Lake Tahoe did this past Sunday, when Native American adults and children performed a “Round Dance” at Ed Z’Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park in Homewood. The dance seemed to have given mother nature a friendly reminder, “send more snow!” The Sierra Sun reported:
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — It’s working. Sunday, Native American adults and youth held hands with the public in a traditional “Round Dance” asking for spiritual help to bring snow to the Lake Tahoe region.
This morning, for the first time in two months, a dusting of snow appeared at lake level with two inches at 8,200 feet. According to meteorologists, the storm door is set to open Wednesday with a possible 6 feet of snow falling above 8,000 feet by Monday.
“We were thrilled to wake up to snow on the ground,” said Chief Marketing Officer Andy Chapman of the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association. “It’s been a peculiar winter nationwide, but it looks like Mother Nature is finally stepping up and delivering with storms lined up for the next seven days. A big thank you goes out to the 200-plus Native Americans, visitors and community members who danced us into a traditional winter.”
Photo: Carolyn O’Connor / Sierra Sun