Daily Archive: September 14, 2020

Pre-1924: John Adams (Rogue River Shasta of Siletz) & CW-dependent pidgin English?

Many features of the following quoted life story from John Adams (1847-1938) of Siletz Reservation, southwest Oregon, a Rogue River Shasta man, evoke Chinuk Wawa.

1884: Sacramento CPE: Chinese jubilation

Here’s a nice eyewitnessed quotation of “that other pidgin”, West Coast-style Chinese Pidgin English, in the late frontier period.