Chinuk Wawa was used in frontier courts, in making treaties, in dealing with the cops — all the functions of the Official White-Aboriginal interface. (The image is not Chinuk Wawa. It’s graffiti in… Continue reading
*Scroll to the bottom for my Mother’s Day note 🙂 Talk about steampunk! The guy was a straight-up 1890s geek: Father Le Jeune of the Kamloops Wawa showed his fancy for technology in many… Continue reading
And over at the PRI.org site, another interview with that fella named after an early Northwest explorer about an early Northwest language. (David Douglas Robertson PhD.) (Chinuk Wawa.) A fun little read.