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1841: The Wilkes expedition and the earliest “artificial” CW place names

I’ve previously reported here, with some excitement, that the US Exploring Expedition commanded by Charles Wilkes documented Fort Vancouver-era place names on the lower Columbia River…

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:

Serendipity: Why it’s so perfect to find “Mary Had a Little Lamb” in CW

I won’t repeat the Chinook version of the US children’s rhyme, and song, “Mary Had a Little Lamb“, today.

1846: Frémont’s “Narrative” and implicit CW

Not all documents of Chinuk Wawa seem like documents of CW.

1841: Previously unknown early CW place names…and Native humour??

A Chinuk Wawa place name that I hadn’t known of 1in the lower Columbia River area…

1904: Fire in a Chicago Theatre (Part 2 of 2)

In another terrible coincidence…

Nisqually, 1906: Recalling the first 4th of July on the Pacific coast

The early settlers of the Nisqually area of south Puget Sound gathered to commemorate an event that occurred even before they arrived.

Pioneer Nig Saul

At points offensive, but well worth quoting in full, is this nationally circulated rare biographical remembrance of a very early African-American settler and Jargon speaker on the Lower Columbia.

A Clatsop pioneer of 1840 recalls…

Eyewitness to a maritime disaster of the United States Exploring Expedition, the wreck of the USS Peacock…

Linguistic archaeology: Treaty language (Point No Point), part 2

More linguistic archaeology, reconstructing some Chinuk Wawa treaty language.