SMITHSONIAN MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTIONS.
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A

D I C T I O N A R Y

OF  THE

C H I N O O K    J A R G O N ,

OR

TRADE  LANGUAGE  OF  OREGON.

P R E P A R E D   F O R   T H E   S M I T H S O N I A N   I N S T I T U T I O N.

BY

G E O R G E   G I B B S .

W A S H I N G T O N :
S M I T H S O N I A N   I N S T I T U T I O N :
MARCH, 1863


A D V E R T I S E M E N T .
__________

IN 1855, the Smithsonian Institution published a Vocabulary of the Jargon or Trade Language of Oregon, from a manuscript furnished by Dr. B. Rush Mitchell, and edited by Prof. W. W. Turner.  This was necessarily very imperfect, and in fact was printed mainly with the view of eliciting additions and corrections, which might be used to prepare a more perfect account of this very remarkable mixture of language.  The present work, which is much more complete, has been prepared by George Gibbs, Esq., from materials collected by himself during a residence of twelve years on the northwest coast of North America.

JOSEPH HENRY.

WASHINGTON, 1863.