Daily Archive: October 18, 2015

Earliest use of “law” in Chinook Jargon?

“Law”, like most English-origin loanwords in Chinook Jargon, was studiously omitted from the frontier-era vocabularies. You have to figure: reasons of economy. Paper was expensive, ink too. Both were rare. Anyone who could… Continue reading

Chinuk-wawa in education: The solar system

Chinuk-wawa was used to educate people about science, social studies and more — over 100 years before the revitalization and immersion program at Grand Ronde. In his¬†Kamloops Wawa¬†newspaper, Father Le Jeune himself didn’t… Continue reading