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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”. 

The seasick & the P.O.W.

It’s a twofer today!

Necessity made a tongue (and a prayer)

Here we discover a new (well, 1890) prayer in Chinuk Wawa.

A point made by the “untutored savage”

A double slur.

Indian suffrage, Chinuk Wawa, and sarcasm

Chinuk Wawa was the original Ebonics, evidently.

Attitude(s) about Jargon

We all have a colorful neighbor who always finds opportunities to inject their lovably offensive opinions into a conversation…

“He yearns”

And you think people are mean to presidents nowadays…!