Search Results for: supernatural

1788: Meares in the Nootka zone, and the limitations of proto-Nootka Jargon

A hat tip to Dr. Peter Bakker for nudging me to more fully explore British maritime fur-trader John Meares’ journals…

Elma, WA: Preacher could speak in tongues, not in Chinook!

This anecdote puts me in mind of the skeptic who tested a psychic by giving him questions in Chinook šŸ™‚

McArthur’s “Oregon Geographic Names” (part 7 of 8)

We’ve made a number of interesting discoveries as we’ve worked through the preceding six installments of this mini-series; now let’s see what awaits us in our next-to-last episode…

Do-ka-batl story, and more Lushootseed-tinged CW

A hat tip today to Jim Mattila, who has sent me some more historic articles that relate to Lushootseed speakers and Chinuk Wawa!

Pre-1917: Ka-mi-akin, Last Hero of the Yakamas, part 2 of 2

Returning to A.J. Splawn’s excellent 1917 book now…

1924: Seattle and Environs: a new old CW vocabulary

An obscure but original (and good) Chinuk Wawa lexicon from Puget Sound deserves more attention…

James G. Swan’s diary (1859-63)

Shortly after living on Shoalwater Bay, Washington Territory, where he wrote his famous memoir / document of Chinook Jargon…

Historical Sketches of the Catholic Church in Oregon [Territory]

I’ve been learning about pretty early Chinook Jargon history from an eyewitness’s book…

Circa 1862: Maybe if he’d known Chinook…

Imagine my delight on finding another example of 1800s supernatural communication that involves Chinuk Wawa!

lamatsin from Mississippi Valley French

lamatsinĀ ‘medicine’ obviously comes to Chinuk Wawa from FrenchĀ la meĢdecine…