Mudcat Café message #1714997 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #69992   Message #1714997
Posted By: GUEST,ridovem
11-Apr-06 - 04:22 AM
Thread Name: Chinook Jargon Songs
Subject: RE: Chinook Jargon Songs
Dianavan, did your Bluejay story ever make its way to an audience? That seemed pretty hopeful, back in '04...
This thread came my way after my purchase of a reprint of the Chinook jargon book by George Shaw (1909) that Shorey's in Seattle reissued in 1983. It was in a little shop on Vashon Island. I learned "Seattle Illahee" in 1966, when playing in a jugband- one of whose members had an original of the Jargon book. In 2000 I bought a copy of The Chinook Observer (while visiting friends in Nahcotta) that had a picture of the Chinook representatives who had successfully petitioned Clinton to get the tribe reinstated; and I saved that paper. They were standing in the doorway of the old grade school in Chinook. It's a colorful picture of jubilant people. I hope only the best for them... ^..^