Monthly Archive: February, 2013

Fred Wah, Canadian poet laureate, on Chinook Jargon

Last month CBC Radio 1 in Vancouver, BC did a neat mini-series “Red Peony” about the history that’s shared between Chinese and Aboriginal Canadians. In one installment, poet laureate of Parliament, Fred Wah,… Continue reading

University of California curriculum

Another one just for fun, because I’m an academic. Thanks to my dad for this beauty: a mock “University of California curriculum” that was making the rounds in the 1960s. Enjoy! –David Douglas… Continue reading

Robertson’s Cafe, Benge, WA

(*Sorry for the photo glitch that some of you are seeing!) From Chinook Jargon country, but not directly on-topic, comes this bit of fun. My dad’s mom’s dad ran Robertson’s Cafe in Benge,… Continue reading

Chinook Jargon in Haller diary 1855 (Sharon Seal guest blogging)

Reader Sharon Seal has thoughtfully sent along some interesting Chinook Jargon material that she’s found in her resarch. The following relates to the diary of Major Granville Owen Haller. I especially appreciate this… Continue reading

“Holy muckei!”

Associated with long-ago football seasons at Washington State College, which is now “Wazzu” (WSU) in Pullman, I find fan cheers and songs that look, well, kind of Chinooky. That association is reinforced by… Continue reading

Ivan Munk, “Spokane country: The way it was”

Ivan Munk. ¬†1973. ¬†“Spokane country: The way it was / A Spokane heritage publication.” ¬†Spokane, WA: Spokane Heritage Publishing Co. This is a wonderfully researched, thought-out and drawn comic-book format treatment of major… Continue reading