Klahowya! LaXawyam! New work is on its way. The Chinook Jargon blog is back from summer vacation. I have a ton of posts ready to draft and share with you. Look forward to… Continue reading
From a first-class book out of Washington State University Press in Pullman, WA titled Forgotten Trails: Historical Sources of the Columbia’s Big Bend Country by Ron Anglin (1995): Page 145: In July of 1858,… Continue reading
The context of the book I’m blogging about today is that in 1906 there was a plan to throw open the remaining, southern, half of the Colville Indian Reservation in north-central Washington state… Continue reading
From Diana Hottell’s “The Whole Damn Valley: Voices from the Methow” (2007, Winthrop, WA: Shafer Historical Museum), page 55, ‘Perry Clark on Indians’: “There were far more Indians than whites here during the… Continue reading
The excellent little North Columbia Monthly newspaper has a column “North of the Border” by Eileen Delehanty Pearkes. Each month, she explores Sinixt (Lakes) Salish people’s relationship with their environment. For July 2013, Pearkes focuses… Continue reading
J.K. Townsend. 1839. Narrative of a journey across the Rocky Mountains, to the Columbia River… Philadelphia: Henry Perkins. At least in the Chinook Jargon world, this book by an influential naturalist is an… Continue reading
WordPress offered to automatically proofread this blog for “jargon”. Thank you, WordPress, you’re a brick! Wish I could set it to automatically scan for bricks!
This blog post is fondly dedicated to the memory of M. Dale Kinkade. Hull, Lindley M. 1929. A history of central Washington: Including the famous Wenatchee, Entiat, Chelan and the Columbia Valleys/ With… Continue reading