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From Bulmer’s Preliminary geographical notes on the US

This blog’s reader Sam Sullivan sent in a draft translation of some really compelling material — a unique early attempt at education in Chinook Jargon: “From Bulmer’s Chinook, Vol. 5: Preliminary Geographical notes… Continue reading

The end of the mystery of Dr Thomas Sanderson Bulmer

Dr. Thos. S. Bulmer looms large in history of Chinook Jargon, if we’re to be impressed with his voluminous entries in the landmark Bibliography of the Chinookan languages that James Constantine Pilling published through the… Continue reading

How Father St. Onge’s “Chinuk Pipa” texts link early-creolized with northern Jargon (Part 1 of 2)

A veteran of frontier preaching in the middle- to lower Columbia River region went on to write to BC’s Native people in the province’s “Chinuk Pipa” alphabet…

How do you say ‘too much’?

How do you say ‘too much’ — or ‘too’ anything — in Chinook Jargon?

Chinuk-wawa in education: The solar system

Chinuk-wawa was used to educate people about science, social studies and more — over 100 years before the revitalization and immersion program at Grand Ronde. In his Kamloops Wawa newspaper, Father Le Jeune himself didn’t… Continue reading

Visit to Skwamish, a CJ text

A few days ago, I blogged about TS Bulmer and a Chinook Jargon text of his from the Kamloops Wawa newspaper. Reader Sam Sullivan of Vancouver, BC, courageously took up my challenge to try… Continue reading