drobert at TINCAN.TINCAN.ORG
Fri Mar 12 03:11:26 UTC 1999
Edited and revised by Randy Bouchard and Dorothy I.D. Kennedy. _Sound
Heritage_, volume VI, number 1 (Victoria: Aural History, Provincial
Archives of British Columbia). 1977.
This volume includes superb tellings of traditional Upper and Lower
Lillooet (Salishan) stories. Quite a bit of interest to the Chinook
Jargon student is contained as well. It would be good to hear a retelling
of some of these stories in Chinook Jargon; for example, Baptiste
Ritchie's account of the Flood of 10,000 years ago. This is a story held
in common with many Northwest cultures, such as the Spokane, and that's
why I think it would make a wonderful subject to talk about in ChInUk
It's a true story, by the way. Baptiste tells it with exact personal
names of people involved ("one of my ancestors, whose name was
In-CHEE-nim-kan") and caps it off with a simple, powerful note ("I,
Baptiste Ritchie from Mount Currie, now have the name In-CHEE-nim-kan").
You'll enjoy this book. A cassette was issued with the same stories on
it, I understand.
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