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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

1916: Chinook as a wartime code language…again

I’ve previously shown that the Jargon was a useful code in more than one wartime setting, including for both blue- and greycoats in the US Civil War, and for Canuck troops in WW1…

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”. 

1867: Reconstruction-era political comment, in 2 pidgins

Not translated when published, and I doubt I have to translate it for you…

1853: George B. McClellan’s PNW railroad survey diary

Previously, on chinookjargon.com…

1902: The Tillicum Hiyu Wawa Club of Aberdeen

Another of the many social clubs in the post-frontier Pacific Northwest that took Chinuk Wawa names…

1888: Teddy Roosevelt spoke Chinuk Wawa! In the Kootenays!

For real? Yet another US bigwig involved with Jargon?!

Still more about Pickett & Jargon discoveries

First, you have Archie Binns.