It is being reported by the pressherald.com that the owner of Big Squaw Mountain ski resort in Maine is taking a stand against public outcries to have the ski areas name changed.
The calls to have the name of the resort changed come following the decision by Squaw Valley, CA to drop “Squaw” from its name.
The ski area’s owner, James Confalone, said in a phone interview that the resort’s current name “memorialized the head of the Native American household.”
When asked if he planned on changing the name Confalone told a reporter with pressherald.com, “Why would I ever do that? What do you think the Kennedy compound in Massachusetts is called? Squaw Island. If it’s good enough for the Kennedys, it’s good enough for me. When this issue was first raised (in the early 2000s) we had 200 calls a day come into the hotel, and not one person said they wanted the name changed.”