Tag Archive: boston

I preached the first sermon at White Salmon…in English anyway

“Early Days at White Salmon and the Dalles”, by Camilla Thomson Donnell. Washington Historical Quarterly¬†IV(1) [January 1913], pages 105-115. Page 109: Rev. Mr. Tenney gave me this incident. He said: “I preached the… Continue reading

Mika tum-tum hyass t’kop (oh brother)

Just to bring alive for you one of the uses we talk about the Jargon having–a “token of pioneer identity”, a “badge of Northwesternness”–I give you the following correspondence, nine letters that were… Continue reading

Blazing the way, by Emily Denny

Blazing the Way: Or, true stories, songs and sketches of Puget Sound and other pioneers. By Emily Inez Denny. Seattle: Rainier Printing Company, Inc. 1909. I enjoyed noticing on page 33 of this… Continue reading

Lines by a klootchman

From the Steilacoom (Washington Territory) Puget Sound Herald, Friday, October 14, 1859, front page I reckon. This one’s what was in early 1960s pop music called an “answer song” ūüôā (If you don’t… Continue reading

From Bulmer’s Preliminary geographical notes on the US

This blog’s reader Sam Sullivan sent in a draft translation of some really compelling material — a unique early attempt at education in Chinook Jargon: “From Bulmer’s Chinook, Vol. 5: Preliminary Geographical notes… Continue reading

Things you never thought of when you were thinking of England

I mentioned that you find the coolest, un-indexed Chinook Jargon words scattered through all sorts of other materials. ¬†Those words can tell you a lot of surprising stories about how CJ was being… Continue reading

Mary Moses’s statement

Mary Moses’s Statement. Fairfield, WA: Ye Galleon, 1988. ¬†(No author or editor credited.) Another invaluable publication by Glen Adams about Inland Northwest history. ¬†Man, the Ye Galleon catalog must be hundreds of items… Continue reading

A history of central Washington that relies on, but ignores, a Salish chief

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

Report of the Columbia Mission

Report of the Columbia Mission. ¬†London: Rivingtons, Waterloo Place, 1860 [sic]. A record of the doings of Dr.¬†George Hills¬†(hardly mentioned by name in this book!),¬†the first Anglican Bishop of Columbia, on the Northwest… Continue reading

Mayne 1862: Chinook’ll get you to Yale, French to Kamloops

Four Years in British Columbia and¬†Vancouver Island: An¬†Account of Their Forests, Rivers, Coasts, Gold Fields and Resources for Colonisation By Richard C. Mayne. ¬†London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1862. More or less a… Continue reading