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Joaquin writes to Al Tozier

Here’s a nice connection between our beloved Jargon and a celebrity of the late Western frontier…

1858: Jargon humor in California

One byproduct of the Fraser River gold rush of 1858 was that Oregon gained even greater prominence in the minds of Californians, who found its inhabitants oddballs.

1897: A Klondike version of the “sitkum dollar” joke, with a celebrity

The famous “Poet of the Sierras”, Joaquin Miller, spoke Chinook Jargon.

1874: Idaho Jargon doggerel

“Cowboy poets” had a vogue around the year 2000, as I recall…

1858 US ad for Jargon guide to Fraser River goldrush: a reason why French didn’t remain BC’s language

Just to prove the claim (no pun intended) that BC’s Fraser River gold rush of 1858 was conceptually tied to Chinuk Wawa use…

Welcome to Halo Chemuck, California

One early frontier town in California combined 2 pidgin languages in its name…

Mrs. Jasper Gates’s stage fright

A fairly charming incident…

A deer drive with Spokane Indians

I found a reminiscence of 1882 Camp Spokane (later Fort Spokane) that has local Indians talking Chinuk Wawa with soldiers.

From an Old Pioneer, with 6 degrees of separation

From a pioneer of 1853 who was evidently a lifelong friend of famous “Poet of the Sierras” and fellow Chinooker Joaquin Miller*: a letter home.