Chinook jargon



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Annie York and Arthur Urquhart interview

CALL NUMBER: T0678:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-10-25 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Miss Annie York describes her grandfather, Joseph York (1868?-1951), who attended Anglican schools at Jackass Mountain; his lifelong work for the CPR; several anecdotes about things that happened to him during his lifetime; his character; Spuzzum Indians; Indians in Lytton; how Spuzzum got its name; Harry James; events in Spuzzum; Indians of Spuzzum; basket weaving; Spuzzum Indian chiefs; the Chinook language; languages used in church; she recites the Lord's Prayer and some hymns in her native tongue, Thompson Indian. TRACK 2: Miss York sings a bit more and discusses the hymns; Reverend Higgs; anecdotes about family; her great grandmother; her grandmother; her mother; her partner, Mr. Palmer; Chief James; Thompson Village. She tells the story of the Lytton Indians and Simon Fraser as told to her by her grandmother, who was ten years old at the time of the meeting, and sings the song that was sung to Simon Fraser when he left the Indians. More on Simon Fraser; more on hymns and prayers; teaching.

CALL NUMBER: T0678:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-10-25 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Miss York continues by discussing how Indians prepare food. Then Arthur Urquhart, who was born in Yale and moved to Spuzzum, describes his earliest recollections about his family; his father; people in the area; Chinese people; what people wore; what Spuzzum was like. TRACK 2: Miss York comes back on and tells stories that Chief James told her, and describes his life; bridges and settlements in the area; customs of the Indians; more on cooking; more stories about social customs; her father; Indian religion and beliefs; the origins of the river and the moon.

Bella Coola songs : [no. 2]

The item consists of an audio disc (sound disc) of Bella Coola songs, recorded by Mildred Valley Thornton in 1953.
Disc summary: taken from accession file. The songs are introduced by Mildred Valley Thornton.
Side 3:

  1. Indian doctor's song or Medicine Man's song, given to Dr. Whitening.
  2. Alex Pootlass mourning song.
  3. Bark softener song, sung by a woman and danced by a woman always
  4. Bella Coola Echo song, when the music changes Echo always changes the mouth of his mask.
  5. Mrs. Reuben Schooner's dance song, also a mourning song.
  6. Thunderbird song.
    Side 4:
  7. Pat Schooner's love song, in Chinook.
  8. Bella Coola love song.
  9. La Halle song, just a song without words, sung at La Halle game
  10. Mourning song belonging to Mrs. Stephen Siwallis.

Maxime George interview

CALL NUMBER: T1062:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Maxime George, a chief, speaking in the Carrier language, tells stories about the mythological figure Astace and other subjects, as well as singing some songs in his native language. [30 minutes] [TRACK 2: blank.]

CALL NUMBER: T1062:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1 & 2: Mr. Maxime George continues to tell old stories in Carrier, including stories about Astace. In English, he recalls his boyhood; the advent of deer and moose to the region, and their value; as food. He describes the native reaction to the first white men, and how they discerned that "whites" were human. Mr. George attempts to calculate his age; then he describes his employment deliver;ing supplies for survey crews of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. Then he tells the story of Simon Fraser from the Native perspective. [60 minutes]

CALL NUMBER: T1062:0003 RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. George speaks in Carrier for about ten minutes, then Maxime George continues, in Carrier, until the end of the tape. [30 minutes] [TRACK 2: blank.]

CALL NUMBER: T1062:0004 RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1 & 2: Maxime George and Mrs. George discuss a subject in the Carrier language, and then Maxime George speaks by himself for the remainder of the tape. [60 minutes]

CALL NUMBER: T1062:0005 RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1 & 2: This tape begins with a discussion between Imbert Orchard, Mrs. George and Mr. Maxime George about the latest [1960s] style of women's wear and hair. Then Mr. George tells a story in Carrier about Francis [Francois?] Lake, with his wife adding comments. Then, in English, Maxime talks about how his grandchildren do not understand their own language. He repeats the story of his job on a; pack train, supplying the surveyors of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. He discusses travel by canoe and scow; and his marriages. Orchard and George discuss the packer Cataline (Jean Caux) and the us;e of French by Hudson's Bay Company workers. Mr. George sings several songs in Chinook and explains their meaning. He relates a Carrier legend in English, then another in his native language. His wife; talks about the relationship between listener and story teller. [60 minutes]

Nancy Joseph interview

CALL NUMBER: T1715:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], [1974?] SUMMARY: Mrs. Nancy Joseph, speaking in a Native language which is most likely Carrier; offers various stories about Astace. At the 55-minute mark, Imbert Orchard asks in English when these stories were told,; and a translator tells him that the stories were told in the fall season. Then Orchard confirms which Astace stories she had told, and asks her to tell another, which she does.

CALL NUMBER: T1715:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], [1974?] SUMMARY: Nancy Joseph continues her dialogue. At the 32-minute mark, Imbert Orchard asks Mrs. Joseph to sing a song in Chinook, which was sung whenever a priest would arrive.

No. 2 record [reel copy]

The item consists of an audio reel recorded by Mildred Valley Thornton around 1953. It contains Bella Coola songs. Summary taken from original box information and accession file:

  1. Indian doctor's song or Medicine Man's song, given to Dr. Whitening.
  2. Alex Pootlass mourning song.
  3. Bark softener song
  4. Bella Coola Echo song
  5. Mrs. Reuben Schooner's dance song
  6. Thunderbird dance song
  7. Chinook love song by Pat Schooner.
  8. Bella Coola love song.
  9. La Halle song.
  10. Mrs. Stephen Siwallis mourning song.

Okanagan carol : [three versions]

CALL NUMBER: T2181:0001 track 1 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1969-09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Joe Abel of the North Okanagan Indian Reserve sings Okanagan Christmas carols. His daughter, Mary Abel, translates the text (some of which is in Chinook, Okanagan, or French), and she talks ;about Okanagan Christmas celebrations. She also speaks about church traditions in the Okanagan area, and early missionaries like Father Parizeau.

CALL NUMBER: T2181:0001 track 2 RECORDED: [location unknown], [1969-09?] SUMMARY: TRACK 2: Mary Abel continues speaking about early missionaries in the Okanagan area.

CALL NUMBER: T2181:0001 track 3 RECORDED: [location unknown], [1969-09?] SUMMARY: TRACK 3: This tape begins with an unidentified female singer, singing a version of the Okanagan Christmas carol, and continues with Mary and Joe Abel. The latter portion seems to be a copy of their discussion on the earlier tape (i.e., track 1, above).

Prayers and hymns in Okanagan and Chinook

CALL NUMBER: T2140:0001 track 1 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1966-05-09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Father T.R. Cullinan, O.M.I., sings two hymns in the Okanagan language, followed by the French hymn "Behold the Lamb of God"; "Goodnight Mary" in Okanagan; and recites the prayer "Hail Mary"; and the Catechism in Okanagan. Two hymns in the Chinook jargon are sung: "St. Joseph" and "To Our Blessed Lord". Father Cullinan discusses the Chinook jargon and translations used by the clergy.

CALL NUMBER: T2140:0001 track 2 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1961-08-17 SUMMARY: TRACK 2: An unidentified announcer states that Margaret Holding was recorded at Spectacle Lake, Loomis Road, on August 17, 1961. The following prayers and hymns are recited or sung in the Okanagan language: "The Lord's Prayer", "Hail Mary", "Glory be to the Father", and several communion hymns. A Chinook hymn sung on Good Friday is heard; a hymn for the dead is sung in the Okanagan language, followed a hymn that follows the benediction. Two more prayers, the Ten Commandments, and other hymns are also included.

Record M

The item consists of an audio disc (sound disc) of songs sung by Mary Moon (Frank), recorded by Mildred Valley Thornton in 1953.
Disc summary: taken from accession file.
Side 1:

  1. Introduction by Mildred Valley Thornton; Mrs. Mary Puntledge's [sic] marriage song for her daughter [Maggie], Mrs. Johnny Dick.
  2. This is a lullaby song made for Mrs. Johnny Dick by her father.
  3. This is the Hao-Hao[?] song sang for Mr. Andy Frank's mask.
  4. Cradle song.
  5. "Tiamond [?] Indian love song.
    Side 2:
  6. Sung by a Haida man condemned to death; he asked to sing this song before he was hung at Nanaimo.
  7. Song made for Mrs. Frank about her uncle at Fort Rupert.
  8. "Mother's father's song -- only highest chief at Gilford Island can sing this song.
  9. "Another of her mother's father's songs.
  10. "Billy Frank's love song.
  11. Qualicum Annie's [Hamatsa?] song.

Robert Hiscocks interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-01-17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Robert H. Hiscocks discusses: early days in Victoria; the Chinook jargon; school days; athletics; May 24 celebrations; Esquimalt Harbour; the Royal Navy; summer camping in Esquimalt Harbour; ;teasing the Chinese; Indians; Sir Richard McBride; politics; Johnson Street pubs; the chain gang; and his views on tourism in Victoria. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Selected manuscripts re Indian Languages in British Columbia

Manuscripts relating to Indian languages of British Columbia selected by the BC Indian Languages Project. Photocopy ca. 1850-1920 3.2 m The manuscripts in this unit were copied at the Smithsonian Institution by the British Columbia Indian Languages Project. A list of manuscripts is in the printed Catalogue to Manuscripts at the National Anthropological Archives, G.K. Hall, 1975. The Catalogue gives the number of the manuscript assigned by the National Anthropological Archives. The list in the attached finding aid will show the manuscripts copied by the BC Indian Languages Project. Researchers are advised that not all manuscripts relating to British Columbia that are shown in the Catalogue are in this unit.

Smithsonian Institution. National Anthropological Archives

Songs and hymns, Penticton Indian Reserve

RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Songs and hymns recorded at the Penticton Indian reserve. Pieces include: a Chinook hymn for Lent; a Christmas hymn in Okanagan; and a communion hymn. Voices include: Nancy Paul, Louise Gabriel, Maggie Victor and Susan Kruger. [TRACK 2: blank.]

William Brennan interview

CALL NUMBER: T0667:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-07-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. William Brennan discusses his early years; coming to Kamloops because of lung troubles; Kamloops described; cattle drives to the railroad; joined survey for CNR along the North Thompson; driving logs down river. TRACK 2: Brennan describes cattle drives from Nicola country; cows; horses; Sam Pau, who was an Indian cowboy; an incident with cattle on a bridge; pre-war Englishmen in BC; Fruitlands Company buying up ranches; Roper of Cherry Creek; Bill Miner trial and escape; Bill Miner's life as a prospector and church supporter; and Bill Fortune's comments.

CALL NUMBER: T0667:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-07-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Brennan continues with anecdotes about Bill Fortune and his wife; Bill Miner stories; Haney brothers train robbery; remittance men in Kamloops; Rideau school at Musian Flats; Father Morice and Father Le Jeune, who gave Indian names to CPR stations. TRACK 2: Talented priests; Indian quest in Red River rebellion; passion play; Indians then and now; Father Le Jeune's Chinook newspaper;, "Kamloops Wawa"; the Indian schools then and now; more on Bill Fortune and ranches.

W.L.B. Young interview

CALL NUMBER: T1314:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1962-03-28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. "Lewie" Young recalls early memories of Victoria; the visit of the Marquis of Lorne; early schooling; May 24 celebrations; the James Bay Athletic Association; the Gorge regatta; sailors o;f the Royal Navy; saloons; hack stands; express wagons; stores; Wharf Street; Government Street; Yates Street; the chain gang; steamers to New Westminster and Yale; water transportation to San Francis;co and Washington State; Esquimalt; the Skinner farm; Royal Roads; Roland Stewart; Hatley Park; the sealing fleet; his father coming out with the ship called the "Ashelstan" that carried St. John's Ir;on Church; his mother's arrival in 1859; recollections of Lady Douglas; Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie; Harry Wootton; Mayor Fell and Mayor Harris. TRACK 2: Mr. Young continues with his recollections ab;out Richard McBride; Walter Engelhardt; politics; the Davie family; the smallpox epidemic; the depression in the 1890s; the Klondike gold rush; Victoria today; changes in Victoria; beginnings of the James Bay Athletic Association; the famous four-oared crew; fishing and hunting in Saanich; swimming at the outer wharf; the Chinook language.

CALL NUMBER: T1314:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1962-03-28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Young sings a Chinook song; talks about living at Port Essington; the Peter Herman cannery; canneries along the Skeena; Cunningham Cannery and Wiggs O'Neill. [TRACK 2: blank.]