St Clair was a linguist who visited the Florence area in 1903. He mostly worked with Jim Buchanan and Frank Drew (who served as a translator) to get word lists and texts in the Hanis language. He also worked briefly with Tom Hollis (an interesting character who was related to Lottie Evanoff). The texts he got from Buchanan were later included in Frachtenberg’s book Coos Texts (a link to this book is on the sidebar). However, he also got a wordlist of 219 Milluk words and phrases from George Barney (the Barney’s were a Milluk family that lived near North Fork a century ago; if you look at names of people buried at the North Fork cemetery you will see some people with that surname there). I don’t know why St Clair did not get more material from Barney – perhaps Barney was to busy to spend much time with St Clair, or he was unable to tell stories, which Buchanan was.
Still, the good thing about St Clair’s Milluk list is that he wrote down the Hanis equivalents to those words so you can compare the two languages, and he did get a handful of words that don’t turn up in other sources.
The majority of the words on this list are the same or quite similar between the two languages. For near cognates, we have words like ‘hand’ which are kihla in Hanis and kihlan in Milluk (per Barney anyway; Annie’s answers to Jacobs might be different – I still need to compare her material to Barney’s). Interestingly, it seems like the biggest divergences are the numbers and body parts. For example, the number one is yixei in Hanis, atsuu in Milluk. Skin is tsxa and setlehl respectively in Hanis and Milluk. Interestingly he noted tskwetukw or tokwetkwis for shoulder, and tsipatl in Milluk – this Milluk word is similar to the Hanis word for shoulder blade (which was later adapted into the word as ‘hoe’ as well).
A few other Hanis-versus-Milluk words just for fun:
English Hanis Milluk
sturgeon, white maqaxa niqáxan
whale bintluuwai tsaham
red tail hawk qelxene tlílakáitos
osprey kiskasitl gisgátotos
tomorrow halmii ama
today diixtse dííxaxáya