• Created Date
  • 1940
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  • Ruth Sehome Shelton (Siastenu), widow of the well-known Snohomish leader William Shelton, visited the offices of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on November 16, 1940. She brought warnings of a long and hard winter, and she spent some time speaking Chinook jargon with the newspaper's marine editor, Ed Dalby. Chinook was a trade lingo derived from French, English, and Native American languages.Caption information from "'Klonas mika wasa Chinook?'... more
    Ruth Sehome Shelton (Siastenu), widow of the well-known Snohomish leader William Shelton, visited the offices of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on November 16, 1940. She brought warnings of a long and hard winter, and she spent some time speaking Chinook jargon with the newspaper's marine editor, Ed Dalby. Chinook was a trade lingo derived from French, English, and Native American languages.Caption information from "'Klonas mika wasa Chinook?' and chief's widow knows the answers," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Nov. 17, 1940, p. 24; and Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum, personal communication. less
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    Safety film negatives