Audio: Early Ellensburg settlers talking Chinook

I’m excited to post this link to a LONG audio recording of Jargon right away.  
I expect I’ll say more about it & transcribe it later. — Dave

“CWU Library Lectures:

Yakama Nez Perce Astoria 1911

In this interview, Eva Shaw and Arthur J. Damman—early settlers in Washington state—speak about Chinook jargon, or the language used by white and indigenous residents of the Pacific Northwest to trade and interact in the 19th century. Shaw and Damman hold a conversation in Chinook jargon to demonstrate.”

(The recording must have been made in the 1950’s; the audio quality is good.)

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