T at waduxq anecdote about C^idukw

Mike Cleven ironmtn at BIGFOOT.COM
Sat Mar 6 02:34:29 UTC 1999

At 03:23 PM 3/5/99 -0800, David Robertson wrote:
>I assume that these C^idukw people traveled by canoe to T at waduxq land.  I
>further assume that this would make it likely the Chinooks had contact
>with the Juan de Fuca peoples (Nuu-chah-nulth, for example).  So this
>looks like an argument for possible pre-European origin of Chinook /
>Nootka Jargon.
>However, it's been pointed out to me that the Shoalwater
>or Willapa Bay Chinooks lived relatively close *by land* to the Twana.
>Overland contact cannot be ruled out, though I don't yet know for
>certain of any such between these two groups.  Non-maritime travel from
>the Columbia River, or travel by canoe from there to the territory of the
>more northerly Chinooks (followed by overland travel), would eliminate my
>hypothesized contact with Nootkans.

I'm gathering from your post that the Twana are reckoned to have been in
the same language family as Chinook(an)?  I'm not up-to-date on this kind
of stuff, but somewhere I read that anything about their language was
known.  Is this different today?

Mike C.
Mike Cleven
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