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At last, the Cree etymology of Siskiyou

A much-debated Chinuk Wawa word, considering how rare it is, is the name of the Siskiyou Mountains in Oregon’s Jackson and Josephine Counties, and into northern California.

Siskiyou etymology dispute, 1910

The American West of the Settler society has a long and steady history of arguing & separatism…

1944: Rena V. Grant, “The Chinook Jargon, Past and Present” documents the early spread of CJ in BC

The English professor who discovered a lost Walt Whitman poem also wrote some good scholarly articles on Chinook Jargon.

1853-56: Two brothers’ diaries (Part 2 of 2)

Picking up partway through 1854 today…

Pre-1917: Ka-mi-akin, the Last Hero of the Yakimas (part 1 of 2)

Click to access kamiakinlasthero00spla.pdf A classic of Washington territorial literature by Andrew Jackson “Jack” Splawn (1845-1917).

Some arguments about CW never go away!

You’ve previously seen a 1910 letter to the editor of a Medford (OR) newspaper about this…

Confirmed: Grand Ronde CW ‘colt’

Serendipitously, we can now confirm a “new” Jargon discovery that I noted just the other day.

Buelville headscratcher

Crowdsource call, going out to my readers!

Etymologies or “Oops”: rounding up some consequences

If it turns out to be true (as I suggested the other day) that Chinuk Wawa nouns beginning with the sounds úp… preserve an old Chinookan-language prefix p- ‘Instrument; Tool’…

George Gibbs’ journal of Redick McKee’s expedition through northwestern California in 1851

George Gibbs’ journal of Redick McKee’s expedition through northwestern California in 1851. That’s the cover title.  Edited and with annotations by Robert F. Heizer.  Berkeley: Department of Anthropology, University of California, 1972. This… Continue reading