Chinook Jargon

Title

Chinook Jargon

Document Type

Book

Description

In this interview, Eva Shaw and Arthur J. Damman---early settlers in Washington state---speak about Chinook jargon, or the language used by white and indigenous residents of the Pacific Northwest to trade and interact in the 19th century. Shaw and Damman hold a conversation in Chinook jargon to demonstrate.

The cover image shows Yakama and Nez Perce chiefs in ceremonial dress at Astoria, Oregon, during that city's centennial celebrations in 1911.

Publication Date

2-6-2015

Approximate Date

circa 1950s-1980s

Rights

Educational use only; no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by the content creator, author, artist or other entity, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the copyright owner.

City

Ellensburg, Washington

Keywords

Washington state, Chinook jargon, Shahaptian languages

Language

English

Format

audio/wav

Chinook Jargon

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