1867: Earliest known “Old Man House”

In a book search, 1867is the earliest occurrence I find of “Old Man House” / “Ole Man House” / “Oleman House”:

Howay [Haswell, Boit, Hoskins] “Voyages of the Columbia” (Part 1C of 5)

Continuing our research on the earliest Native contacts with Newcomers on the Pacific Northwest coast is BC judge F.W. Howay’s “Voyages of the “Columbia” to the Northwest coast, 1787-1790 and 1790-1793” (Portland, OR… Continue reading

1890: Taking Death by the Forelock in Nanaimo

The Settlers thought this humorous…

Howay [Haswell, Boit, Hoskins] “Voyages of the Columbia” (Part 1B of 5)

Continuing our research on the earliest Native contacts with Newcomers on the Pacific Northwest coast is BC judge F.W. Howay’s “Voyages of the “Columbia” to the Northwest coast, 1787-1790 and 1790-1793” (Portland, OR… Continue reading

Pre-1860 anecdote for back-translation

A humorous, if somewhat inaccurate, story for you today.

Mamuk-chako-X as a clue to Le Jeune’s CW pedigree, with special reference to Demers’ 1863 Victoria catechism

A thousand thanks to chúp henli, Dr. Henry B. Zenk, for sharing his transcription and analysis of the 1863 document!

Howay [Haswell, Boit, Hoskins] “Voyages of the Columbia” (Part 1A of 5)

An excellent source for research on the earliest Native contacts with Newcomers on the Pacific Northwest coast is BC judge F.W. Howay’s “Voyages of the “Columbia” to the Northwest coast, 1787-1790 and 1790-1793”… Continue reading

Discoveries in Edward Huggins’s “Reminiscences of Puget Sound”

How would you like to read the firsthand memories of someone who served at the HBC’s / Puget Sound Agricultural Co.’s farms in the frontier era?

1882: The Duke of York speaks again

Local news coverage by Settlers was almost always racist…

Coming soon to Camas-Washougal? “Hyas Point”

A projected new waterfront development on the Washington side of the lower Columbia River has a Chinook Jargon moniker…