To paraphrase Daniel Johnston, have you been to Metaline? If you had visited that mining camp on the BC border in Washington’s first year of statehood, you might have found Chinook Jargon useful.… Continue reading
Roy I. Rochon Wilson has a neat historical piece in Centralia, WA’s The Chronicle (“Serving the greater Lewis County , Wash., area since 1889”) Friday, March 8th, 2013. The biographical note on the author tells… Continue reading
Idle No More! A flash mob singing a Chinook Jargon song at Park Royal shopping centre, West Vancouver, BC. Commenters there (YouTube) have explained the lyrics.
Reader Sharon Seal has contributed more great Chinook Jargon material to share with you all. These are newspaper articles from Kittitas County, WA. (Non-Washingtonians: it’s pronounced KITT-ih-tass.) 1) “Big John Kitsap, Kittitas Indian,… Continue reading
The Spokane [WA] Review, October 1, 1894, page 3, column 4 has an article about a Chinese immigrant in federal custody fighting extradition: Chinaman talks Chinook Veteran Placer Miner a Prisoner of the… Continue reading
Last month CBC Radio 1 in Vancouver, BC did a neat mini-series “Red Peony” about the history that’s shared between Chinese and Aboriginal Canadians. In one installment, poet laureate of Parliament, Fred Wah,… Continue reading