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And more Civil War Chinook Jargon by Phil Sheridan

A postscript to my previous article on General Phil Sheridan, one of the Civil War’s Chinuk Wawa “code talkers”. A smoking gun, found in the book “A Catalogue of the Collection of Autographs… Continue reading

Civil War Chinook Jargon letter mystery

The superb “Civil War Day by Day” blog (“from the Louis Round Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill”) put up a post about 4 years ago that contained a… Continue reading

Progress of Civilization: a marriage announcement

Editorial blends with reportage on south Puget Sound, and everyone knows how to take the untranslated Chinuk Wawa.

The Indian History of the Modoc War

Subtitled, thoughtfully, “And the Causes That Led to It”. 

Still more about Pickett & Jargon discoveries

First, you have Archie Binns.

More about General Pickett & a Jargon “Lord’s Prayer”

“Pickett and His Men” is a popular biography by [Mrs.] Lasalle Corbell Pickett (2nd edition; Atlanta, GA: The Foote & Davies Company) of her husband, Confederate States of America General George — one… Continue reading

Remembrance of veterans past?

A short excerpt from a short play involving shúlchast (which is Chinuk Wawa for ‘a soldier’).

The 1860s Kavanaugh diary found

This Chinook Jargon speaker and early Puget Sound pioneer was married to Princess Tol-Stola, the Swinomish Indian ex-sister-in-law of Confederate President Jefferson C. Davis…which is far from the most interesting thing here.

Robert K. Beecham, the Canadian “Chinook poet” of Everett

Robert K. Beecham (1838-1920), born in New Brunswick, served in a Wisconsin division in the US Civil War, moved to Everett, Washington in 1894 — which is a telling detail.

Chinuk Wawa as far east as Montana in 1862?

Many years afterward, Randall H. Hewitt memorialized his cross-country journey during the Civil War overland to the Pacific Northwest in an amazingly overlooked book…