Monthly Archive: May, 2016

PRI.org: How trade shaped an Amerindian Creole in the Pacific Northwest

And over at the PRI.org site, another interview with that fella named after an early Northwest explorer about an early Northwest language. (David Douglas Robertson PhD.) (Chinuk Wawa.) A fun little read.

Life among the Hare Indians, in Chinuk Wawa

Today I’m sharing more humor in Jargon. Via Father Le Jeune’s reporting, Bishop Grouard has told us about life among the Crees and the Inuit; now the Athabaskan Hare Indians of Canada’s Northwest Territories:  … Continue reading

More Chinook Jargon in old Spokane

Jack Nisbet the other day was asking me how early Chinook Jargon was used in the Spokane area. I happened to find Randall Harold Kemp’s book, “A Half-breed Dance, and Other Far Western Stories: Mining… Continue reading