Daily Archive: March 17, 2021

1867: A memaloose illahee is lost to racist arson

Victoria, middle of the frontier era: an apparently racist arson attack destroys a sacred cultural site on what’s now called Halkett Island.

Pre-1917: Ka-mi-akin, Last Hero of the Yakamas, part 2 of 2

Returning to A.J. Splawn’s excellent 1917 book now…

Some needed followup on ‘knock’

In my article “Hard hardwood, creolization, deviltree, and pissed-off voyageurs“, I realized (among other fun realizations; go read them) that ‘woodpecker’ in CW is really French-Canadian…