Daily Archive: November 5, 2018

Louis Labonte, French Prairie, and Chinuk Wawa

A very early mixed-blood son of Oregon, Louis Labonté [Jr.] (1818 or 1819-1906), told his recollections as an old man, and they’re interesting for Chinuk Wawa’s history.

A “Narcissa” opera?

We’ve read about one opera — well, actually, a lighter operetta — that’s largely in Chinook Jargon…