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Jeremiah Curtin & Chinuk Wawa

A really great read, that you’ve never heard of is the “Memoirs of Jeremiah Curtin“. Advertisements

Cayuses, scouts, friends: more from Meacham

Alfred B. Meacham (1826-1882) was chairman of the Modoc Peace Commission who tried to help stop the Modoc Indian War in southern Oregon and northern California.

Grand Ronde Chinuk Wawa in the “Kalapuya Texts” (part 3: “English” words)

We’ve seen a bunch of obviously Chinuk Wawa words sprinkled into K’alapuyan in the first two installments of this mini-series; now, quite a few that are disguised as English…

Someone who noticed the signs

We learn some interesting perspectives on southwest Oregon’s history from the memoir “My Sixty Years on the Plains, Trapping, Trading, and Indian Fighting” by William Thomas Hamilton (1822-1908) (New York: Forest and Stream… Continue reading