One source for information on the métis descendants of Fort Vancouver is the “Summary under the Criteria and Evidence for Proposed Finding: Cowlitz Tribe of Indians” (Bureau of Indian Affairs document, February 12,… Continue reading
A number of claims have been advanced, doubtless based on the most authoritative information then available, about the literal meaning of the tribe-and-language name “Cowlitz”.
Why is there a “Chehalis” in both Washington & BC, and a “Cowlitz” in WA plus a “Scowlitz” in BC?
A very short further note on the huge impact of Chinuk Wawa on the Cowlitz tribe of southwest Washington state.
Wonderful evidence of the lasting influence of early-creolized Chinuk Wawa in southwest Washington state…
You ever have that feeling, “Yeah, I already wrote about that…Oh wait, I didn’t!” ???
I’ve previously written about origins of Chinook Jargon’s ísik-stík (‘paddle-wood’) as the name of a tree species…
Chinuk Wawa tə́qsin ‘follow; pursue’ in the 2012 Grand Ronde Tribes dictionary: “Of obscure origin. Possibly from a local Salishan form with the transitive suffix -n.”
Numerals do get borrowed from language to language. Famously (among Pacific NW linguists) the word for ‘4’ is essentially the same across the Salish, Chimakuan, and Wakashan language families.
(s)lahál for ‘stick game’ is a Chinuk Wawa word…