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1840s?: Willamette Natives bargain over Christianity

A great quotation from the old CHINOOK Listserv…

So many Métis words in interior PNW languages (Part 4: St’át’imcets / “Lillooet” Salish)

I’ve been tracing the linguistic footprints of Canadian Métis people in our Pacific Northwest region.

Métis place names around the Pacific NW

Many, many place names north of Louisiana, and from the Missouri River westward, are Métis whether you realize that they were originally French or not.

The Klamath language preserves Métis influence

Certain words are extremely important in M.A.R. Barker’s 1963 Klamath Dictionary.

1857: Comox people not knowing CJ?

Early days in Salish linguistics: you had your “Salt Water” Selish, your “Horse” Selish (Nisqually), your “Kwillehiut” Selish (the unrelated Quileutes!), your Yakama Snohomish Selish (the unrelated Sahaptians!), and such.

Métis “dret”, Métis “très” at Grand Ronde

Why did drét become the only word for ‘very’, but only in the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation community of Oregon?

People who connect Red River and Chinook Jargon

85+ Red River Settlement connections with Chinook Wawa’s Métis homeland

1845-1848: Neall, “A Down-Easter in the Far West”

James Neall (1820-1903) was a Maine man who lived in the Oregon Country frontier from 1845 to 1848.

1828: Jedediah Smith, Harrison Rogers, and SW Oregon as a suburb of Ft Vancouver

Jedediah Strong Smith (1799-1831) and pals were the first US folks to reach the Oregon Country from California.

1840-1841: The US Ex Ex, the PNW, and the still-local Chinuk Wawa

We get quite the useful picture of how widespread the already-creolized Chinuk Wawa was in 1840-1841, when we absorb this great report: