1909: Job wanted ad, “speaks Chinook”
I would love to learn whether this advertisement secured its author the sort of job he wanted!
His qualifications and his hopes line up with the environments where we’ve often found Chinuk Wawa being used in British Columbia, well into the 1900s.
WANTED — Young man wants job, anywhere; speaks Chinook and used to frontier life; trading post or survey party preferred. Box J-44, World.
— from the Vancouver (BC) Daily World of August 11, 1909, page 20, column 2