Tag Archive: shuswap

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

BC Indigenous people’s Chinuk pipa script: History, analysis and texts

BC Indigenous people’s Chinuk pipa script: History, analysis and texts. This is a paper I gave at the 47th International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages in Cranbrook, BC on August 3rd, 2012. In it,… Continue reading

Oral history: remembering Chinuk pipa shorthand writing

Oral history reminiscences of Chinuk pipa (‘Chinook writing’, the endangered writing system associated with Chinook Jargon in southern interior British Columbia. DOCUMENT NAME/INFORMANT: DAVID & CELESTINE JOHNSON #1 INFORMANT’S ADDRESS: ALKALI LAKE RESERVE BRITISH COLUMBIA INTERVIEW… Continue reading