This book will be of interest to a wide variety of readers -- members
of the Nooksack Tribe, general readers interested in the origins and
history of place names or the peoples and cultures of the Northwest
Coast, and students and scholars of anthropology, geography,
linguistics, history, law, resource allocation, and botany.
Allan Richardson is a consulting anthropologist, retired from teaching at Whatcom Community College, Bellingham, Washington. Brent Galloway is a professor emeritus at the First Nations University of Canada in Regina. Foremost experts in their fields, they have thirty years of experience locating, visiting, and documenting Nooksack places.
Nooksack Phonemes and Orthographic Conventions Part 1: About This Book and Its Sources 1 Introduction About This Book The Nooksack People Nooksack Linguistic Boundaries The Nooksack Language 2 Major Sources and Their Interpretation Northwest Boundary Survey, 1857-62 Materials of Percival R. Jeffcott Field Notes Papers by Paul Fetzer Tapes of Oliver Wells Recently Published Maps Part 2: Nooksack Place Names 3 Introduction and Phonological Comments Introduction A Few Phonological Comments 4 Analysis of the Place Names Part 3: Geography, Semantics, and Culture 5 Naming Patterns Geographic Features Named Determination of Modern Locations of Named Places Semantic Naming Patterns 6 Conclusion Linguistic Units Place Names, Land Ownership, and Territory Methodological Insights Insights into Language Loss and Rebirth Bridging Linguistic and Ethnographic Insights References Index of Places by Number Index of Places by Nooksack Name Index of English-Named Locations