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1860: Dr. Garrett, James Douglas, and Victoria Native school

Thanks again to researcher Jakob Svorkdal of the University of Victoria for sharing another neat document of Chinook Jargon use in frontier-era Victoria, BC.

1904: Riot at Nootka, and echoes of Sir James Douglas!

Settler readers understood the Chinuk Wawa argument reported below without translation…

More about Won Alexander Cumyow and a connection with Sir James Douglas

A little more info for you on a person who might soon appear on Canadian currency… 

1858-59: Bushby, Gold Rush eyewitness, and James Douglas’s family

Today’s gold nugget is “The Journal of Arthur Thomas Bushby, 1858-1859“, edited by Dorothy Blakey Smith (reprinted from the British Columbia Historical Quarterly volumes of January-October, 1957-1958).

“Stick shoes”, the mollusc (and a 4-way pun)

I was looking at clams and such…

1913 [circa 1859]: Oh, Dewdney, car mika chaco?

This article specifies that the following took place “over fifty years ago”, so it was perhaps around 1859, early in Settler era of BC.

1932: Stalo-sawash remembered

A casual comment makes an oldtimer’s interview plenty interesting to us…

1887 [1858]: “Reminiscences” of BC Métis, Chinese, + Jargon

I’ve snipped several fascinating sections of a Fraser River gold rusher’s personal narrative.

19th c.: THE BRITISH COLONIST (Part 3: A Card, 1859)

There may be a snide pun between Chinook and English here…

‘Strychnine’ in Port Coquitlam

Another hat tip to Alex Code, Museum Manager of PoCo Heritage Museum & Archives in Port Coquitlam, BC…