Monthly Archive: May, 2012

Chinook Jargon songs, part 4

Let me know if you’ve heard this song, too.  Looks like you can buy a recording of it at Amazon — Dave R. “Mary, Come Home” –from the same book as part 1, part… Continue reading

Chinook Jargon songs, part 3

From the same book as parts 1 and 2 (page 66): found in the 1864-1867 diary of Arthur S. Farwell, ‘later Surveyor-General’ for BC.  (See also part 1, part 2 and part 4.)… Continue reading

Chinook Jargon songs, part 2

This is another version of the song I blogged about in part 1.  It’s on page 62 of the same book.  (See also part 1, part 3 and part 4.) From ‘the papers… Continue reading

Chinook Jargon songs, part 1

Have you heard a version of this song?  Let me know.  (See also part 2, part 3 and part 4.) As found in the second edition of a really authoritative collection with musical… Continue reading

Oral history: remembering Chinuk pipa shorthand writing

Oral history reminiscences of Chinuk pipa (‘Chinook writing’, the endangered writing system associated with Chinook Jargon in southern interior British Columbia. DOCUMENT NAME/INFORMANT: DAVID & CELESTINE JOHNSON #1 INFORMANT’S ADDRESS: ALKALI LAKE RESERVE BRITISH COLUMBIA INTERVIEW… Continue reading

Who can CAT-scan a worn, carved inscription?

I wonder if any readers of the Chinook Jargon blog have a connection, or an inspiration: Who can CAT-scan a worn, carved inscription?  Or PET scan.  Or X-ray.  Or ultrasound. There are more… Continue reading

Speidel, Sons of the Profits

Speidel, William C.  1967.  Sons of the profits: Or, there’s no business like grow business! / The Seattle story, 1851-1901.  Seattle, WA: Nettle Creek Publishing Company. An entertaining local history, told with a… Continue reading

Brokenshire, “Washington State Place Names”

Brokenshire, Doug.  1993.  Washington State place names: From Alki to Yelm.  Caldwell, ID: Caxton. The author of this reader-friendly volume focuses more on the histories associated with the place names than on their… Continue reading