|June 2014||Cleaned up the site, removed dead links.|
|February 2010||Worldnet closes down, so I lose my Web address. Jim Holton graciously agrees to host the site on his server.|
|July 2009||Site cleanup: Updated links on dictionaries page, deleted previous "links page" and Swanton's Indian Tribes of North America.|
|October 2007||"Mystery dictionary" identified!|
|June 2007||Minor changes to front page.|
|June-July 2005||Map section restored, revised and expanded. Added links to The Northern Plains Archive Project, containing a full version of Swanton's Indian Tribes of North America, census data at the U.S. Census and University of Virginia Library, and Our Roots: Canada's Local Histories Online. Updated links to pages which have moved.|
|March 2004||Restructured and simplified site to just presentation of source materials for study or research, plus the links.|
|February 2004||Technical cleanup: Formatting (width and fonts) of HTML dictionaries (Gibbs, Shaw, Phillips) improved and validated, continuing work previously done on other pages.|
|August 2003||Restored dynamic HTML formatting for images of LeJeune's 1924 "Chinook Rudiments." |
|July 2003||Divided the Washington and Oregon excerpts of Swanton's "Tribes of North America" into separate sections, with a alphabetic navigation bars. (Still needs to be proofread.)
I discovered the California section is on-line, presented by the Native American Documents Project of Cal State, San Marcos.
LeJeune's 1924 "Chinook Rudiments" (presented as image scans) enlarged for greater legibility on today's bigger displays. Some portions toward the back where the writing is smaller remains illegible; hope to rescan the original when time permits.
|May 2003||Site moved to att.net (AT&T Worldnet) from attbi.com (AT&T Broadband) when the host changed hands and the URL would have changed anyway.
(This is the third home for the site; it was begun on Geocities and moved to attbi in 2/02.)
|March 2003||Updated link to Native Culture section of Lewis & Clark Rediscovery Project.|
|October 2002||Added links to Chinook Tribe's new official Web site and a page of the University of Idaho's "Lewis & Clark Rediscovery Project" featuring the tribes of the lower Columbia.|
|July 2002||Washington and Oregon excerpts of "The Indian Tribes of North America," by John R. Swanton, Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 145, 1952. This used to exist elsewhere as a plain text file (obviously OCR'd), which I had linked to; it moved and then disappeared from the Web. Now presented in HTML, restoring the appearance and formatting of the book (as best as can be duplicated in vanilla HTML), as well adding a portion missing from the previous version, and cross-references within the text are hyperlinked. Non-ASCII characters in original approximated; needs proofing.|
|Feb.-Mar. 2002||Had to straighten out some internal linking and page-loading problems resulting from dividing and moving the site from Geocities to ATTbi which caused "access forbidden" errors to be returned in some situations.|
|Jan-Feb 2002||Moved site from Geocities to home.attbi.com. "Tenas Wawa" section separated into site of its own. Fixed glitches in LeJeune dictionary navigation. Moving the site also permitted sectioning Phillips' and Shaw's main vocabularies for quicker loading (some server-imposed counter scripting by Geocities had frustrated the alphabet-button navigation scheme devised for those segments).|
|November 2001||Routine maintenance, many dead links discovered and removed or corrected. External links on all pages should now open in new browser windows. Hit counter up again in October; these blips are definitely grade-school homework assignments.|
|September 2001||Fixed some HTML formatting errors (principally in Shaw's Combined Vocabulary) which became apparent only on Web TV.|
|August 2001||The Chinook Book by W.S. Philips ("El Comancho"), an unusual Jargon dictionary, a photocopy of which was donated three years previously, has been prepared in HTML, thanks to an improved OCR program recently obtained with a new scanner, and is now included in the On-Line Dictionaries section.|
|July 2001||In Fall 1999 added page images of ten dictionaries adapted from scanned microfilm images available at Early Canadiana Online. Since then their user interface has improved considerably and it became possible to link directly into specific works on their site, so I now offer links to the dictionaries there rather than duplicate the images here.|
|Spring 2001||After a surge in visits in October (nearly 1,000 hits), the count fell off sharply in December and I discovered the original URL no longer worked due to a server protocol change at Geocities. (The tilde was originally necessary, then optional, then--without announcement--defunct.) By March I had backtracked the links to my site and notified their webmasters of this change, and gotten the search engines who paid attention to submissions to update their entries.
Maintenance updates of meeting times, broken outbound links, etc. New links to another dictionary (T.N. Hibben) and paper (Jacobs).
|September 2000||Hit counter rolls over 10K. Now 200 visits weekly.|
|June-July 2000||Page of outbound links to related sites. Maintenance update, minor additions and corrections.|
|Le Jeune's Chinook Rudiments added and Shaw's dictionary completed (now shown in its entirety). New links to ten other Jargon dictionaries and two 19th-century journal articles.|
|August 1, 1999||George Gibbs' Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon added to the site, in its entirety (in HTML).|
|July 28, 1999||Shaw's Vocabulary expanded (now includes "supplemental vocabulary") and set into frames for easier browsing|
|April 14, 1998||Seattle's Lost Language: Chapter of late Northwest author Nard Jones' book, "Seattle," by grant of temporary permission of the publisher.|
|March 18, 1998||Upgraded site to "Geocities Plus" to eliminate pop-up ads they added about then to their free pages.|
|January 1998||Donation of a used color monitor enabled addition of color images to the site. Still using a secondhand grayscale scanner at this point.|
|January 1998||"What's New" page (now this Revision History)|
|November 1997||Listed in Yahoo!|
|Fall 1997||Three Tenas Wawa articles added by permission of author; subsequently moved to their own site as it developed further.|
|October 1997||A bibliography page was begun based on a search of the Multnomah County Library's online card catalog, back when the only way in was via Telnet or local dial-up. Since removed as a Web interface is now available.
Links to other bibliography resources were later added; now see section on Jargon online resources page.
|June 27, 1997||Site begun on Geocities with an anecdotal personal "Introduction" and Shaw's Vocabulary.|