Daily Archive: March 2, 2020

1843: Belcher on “Chenooks”

Captain Sir Edward Belcher, a British naval commander, left us one of the less well-known memoirs of a late July to mid-September 1839 visit to the Fort Vancouver and Fort George (Astoria) area.

Songs of LBDB (Part 1)

“Tenas Liza Jane” is the only song in Laura Belle Downey-Bartlett’s 1924 dictionary that doesn’t also appear in her “Chinook-English Songs” book.