A interview by Eugene Harrison with Mrs. A.E. Shaw and Dr. Arthur J. Damman. Recorded at the home of Mrs. A.E. Shaw on June 7, 1955. The two Central Washington pioneers share their knowledge of the Chinook Jargon language, stories about its use, and their experiences with it. In this interview, Eva Shaw and Arthur J. Damman 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.
Shaw, Eva and Damman, Arthur J., "Chinook Jargon" (1955). Library Lectures. 15.
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Washington state, Chinook jargon, Shahaptian languages
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