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Nicola Auxime, Indian cowboy and “watchman”

Somebody who I’ve seen mentioned often in the oldtime Kamloops Wawa newspaper, and wished I could’ve met, is Nicola Auxime. Advertisements

Mawich Man’s ad

Ha! What did I say? Here’s another local advertiser who “just came back from the stik“…and he has a Chinuk Wawa name!

One f***-mouthed footpad!

Holy ****! Once again, West Coast CPE (Chinese Pidgin English) is all bound up with cussin’!

Grand Ronde Chinuk Wawa in the “Kalapuya Texts” (part 4: Calques)

As you read what I suggest are discoveries below, be aware that asterisks make clear when I’m guessing…

Lower Cowlitz Salish & a previously overlooked old Chinuk Wawa word for ‘school’?

You ever have that feeling, “Yeah, I already wrote about that…Oh wait, I didn’t!” ???

Grand Ronde Chinuk Wawa in the “Kalapuya Texts” (part 3: “English” words)

We’ve seen a bunch of obviously Chinuk Wawa words sprinkled into K’alapuyan in the first two installments of this mini-series; now, quite a few that are disguised as English…

Hidden discoveries: Extinct animals & creole-pidgin ethnozoology (Part 4)

One last term that we hadn’t known is one that we thought only referred to the introduced species Equus ferus caballus (the horse).

Peytavin’s letter from Cheam, BC

A missionary reports from somewhere down the Fraser River: rumors are swirling in Stó:lô Salish territory near Vancouver.

Samuel Hancock’s “Thirteen Years [give or take] on the Northwest Coast”

A fella I don’t reckon I knew much about came early to Northern Oregon (pre-Washington Territory) & noted plenty of Chinook Jargon there…

Damn cold, damn hot

Another of our occasional looks at another West Coast pidgin language…