Monthly Archives: July 2013


I wrote about color terms 3 years ago but thought I’d revisit it a bit.  I found this video on colors in the Navajo language.  In this video, I noticed that Navajo (like Hanis, Milluk, and Siuslaw/Umpqua) uses the same word … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Became a Black Bear

This is a story Jim Buchanan told to St Clair in 1903, later included by Frachtenberg in “Coos Texts”.  It is a very short story – only 40 lines – telling a story of a girl’s puberty ceremony gone wrong … Continue reading

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Grandmother Rock of Bandon

I recently visited my dad who lives at the place along the Coquille River where Grandmother Rock (also known as Tupper Rock, for a Capt. Tupper who once ran a hotel by it) once stood.  Poor grandmother!  She was a … Continue reading

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Baldich village

Now that the Cape Arago lighthouse land has returned to the tribes’ ownership, I thought I would repost this article from about 3 years ago about the village there.  I’ve added in a little bit of new information. The People … Continue reading

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