Daily Archive: May 11, 2022

Circa 1880: Jargon with the Coeur d’Alenes

I found this item online in 2005 at a link that no longer exists…

1923: Yet another version of the “Seattle Illahee” song

Not so many locals understood Chinuk Wawa in 1923, so there’s another reason why the newspaper editor left this one untranslated.

1912: Magistrate Edmonds cumtux Chinook Wawa

Not so long after the frontier era, when Chinook Jargon was still a broadly useful tool in British Columbia, many court dates relied on this language.