Lewis + Clark were real chiefs, Settlers are “but tilikum” — Chinook Jargon — Barbara Crane Navarro

A fine little master class in the traditional distinction between táyí & tílixam… Portrait by Paul Kane (image credit: Discover Lewis & Clark) …And the overtones of meaning in both words: The spot on which Lewis and Clarke’s winter encampment was fixed is still discernible, and the foundation logs remained till within a year or two. […] […]

Lewis + Clark were real chiefs, Settlers are “but tilikum” — Chinook Jargon — Barbara Crane Navarro

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