Re "Racism claim dooms bid to honor Mark Twain in NV" (Nation/World, May 18): I agree that the Washoe tribe has every right to oppose the bid. If Twain had said those things about me I wouldn't want a part of my home named after him.
On the other hand, I don't understand why they would oppose it. If someone of such a reputation had loved Lake Tahoe so much and described its beauty in his writings, why not put aside his feelings of the people and appreciate his love for the land? I understand there would still be hard feelings. They both love the land, though. It couldn't do any harm to name a cove after an admirer.
-- Joseph Faull, Stockton