What do Mary’s little lamb and Chinuk Wawa have to do with each other?

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This one gets pretty free-range…My website revolves around the contact of cultures and languages in the Pacific Northwest.

Here’s a doozy: a well-known author of Chinuk Wawa songs, fancifully enough, owned some of the wool of “Mary’s Little Lamb”!

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— from the Bisbee (AZ) Daily Review of July 16, 1922, page 4, column 4

What have you learned?