Daily Archive: July 15, 2019

Shoalwater Bay stories, Part 1

Here is a traditional, and I expect true, story about the origin of southwest Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula and Shoalwater Bay. 

1855 Indian war: The Puget Sound Rangers know when they’re being cussed at in Jargon

I ask you: if you were a freaked-out Settler under armed Indigenous attack, how well would you understand what your enemies were hollering at you in Chinuk Wawa?