This post is a polemical claim, a challenge to my readers. The realization has been building in my mind for years…Iʹm none too sure Iʹve ever seen potlatch used in Chinook Jargon to mean… Continue reading
łush ukuk buk: Someone has shown the fine judgment to publish the memoir of Edwin L. Chalcraft as a book, under a title he might never have come up with: “Assimilation’s Agent: My Life As… Continue reading
Chinuk Wawa, again as an ipsut-wawa (in-group or secret language): From the Bulletin of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, No. 78 (June 1913), ‘Personal’ column, page v: I’ll throw in my understanding of… Continue reading
George C. Shaw’s useful 1909 book “The Chinook Jargon and How to Use It” has been uploaded in a very clean and readable copy by Oregon State University. Go, read, print out, learn.