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Jimmy’s Kill, a Tsimshian tsall tsale

J.H. McGregor, “Jimmy’s Kill“.  BC Mining Record.  Christmas Supplement, 1900, pages 68-72. A narrative seemingly based on the writer’s actual experiences in far northwestern British Columbia, “Jimmy’s Kill” has dialogue that rings true… Continue reading

The guy who taught Chinook Jargon to Franz Boas

Johan Adrian Jacobsen: This is the Norwegian fella that taught Franz Boas the Chinook Jargon. You gotta realize that’s a big deal. I learned about that from “Captured Heritage: The Scramble for Northwest… Continue reading

The Land of the Muskeg

“The Land of the Muskeg” by Henry [Charles Augustus] Somers Somerset.  London: William Heinemann, 1895. Another in the rip-roaring fun fin-de-siècle genre of gentleman hunters’ nonfiction travel narratives, “Land of the Muskeg” by Hank,… Continue reading

Gold, Gold, in Cariboo!

I came across a pretty interesting book, “Gold, Gold, in Cariboo: A Story of Adventure in British Columbia”, that has Chinook Jargon as well as dramatic features that make it worth a read.… Continue reading

Cruisings in the Cascades

Looking through an antiquarian bookseller’s website, I spied a neat-sounding book that was new to me. They wanted a shocking price, but Google Books had it as a free ebook 🙂 Turns out… Continue reading