Jargon thing from Google Alerts
coyotez at UOREGON.EDU
Sun Jun 17 17:30:21 UTC 2007
Recommend checking this out in depth. There are a number of blogs here organized in "tribes" who appear to want to adopt Chinook Wawa as their official separtist language. They appear to want to form a political party to officially separate Oregon Washington and British Columbia from the US and Canada. They use the book Ecotopia as their founding document. And their history begins at Champoeg with the settlement of white men there. They appear to have no thought about the previous native inhabitants and are using the published Chinook Jargon sources from Hale as their source for the language. As such they are developing a new way to spell the language and as proposing it as a street language for Cascadians. ALL very interesting! Appears to be a revival hippy/yuppy cult with many of the same characteristics of appropriation of native cultures.
David G Lewis, MA PhD ABD
Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon
Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
On Sat, 16 Jun 2007 19:30:17 -0400, Dave Robertson <ddr11 at UVIC.CA> wrote:
> To respond to the CHINOOK list, click 'REPLY ALL'. To respond privately to the sender of a message, click 'REPLY'. Hayu masi!
To respond to the CHINOOK list, click 'REPLY ALL'. To respond privately to the sender of a message, click 'REPLY'. Hayu masi!
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