Another famous CJ speaker: choreographer Merce Cunningham
I’ve been seeing to it that public access to the awesome CHINOOK-L archive is restored; bookmark it for your questions about Jargon. One of the last messages in that older listserv that I manage (we all kind of switched to FB, blogs & such, eh?) is this nice tidbit.
Merce Cunningham was a very famous choreographer. He was born in Centralia, Washington in 1919, so guess what…
He spoke Chinook Jargon. With other dancers. In New York City. Weird but true!