Chinook to the rescue

From Everybody’s Magazine (did O. Henry really edit it?).  Volume X, number 2 (February 1904), page 292.

“Delate hyas kloshe papah.  Halo kultus wawa kopa ocoke Konaway Tilacums.  Delate skoom kumamook [sic].   Nika delate kloshe tumtum.  Mika potlatch delate skookum ehkahnams.  Mika six, ___________.”

A letter from Ketchikan, Alaska.

“It is truly a very good paper.  No foolish talk in this ‘All-People’.  It is a powerful piece of work, in my opinion.  I like it very much.  You give very good stories.  Your friend, _____.”

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