Okook Tacoma, Chemawa, and speculative Chinook Jargon

An old piece of folklore about “Chemawa”:

I’ve had a busy week, thus the minimal commentary in the last couple of posts. One more to wind things down. Note the purely speculative tone in this clipping, typical of its era’s optimism (I’m putting a positive spin on things):


— from the Challis (ID) Silver Messenger of January 15, 1901, page 5