About Skookum Index

This site is an annex of Jay Taber‘s blog Skookum where we’ve stowed some of the best stuff we’d hate to lose. It also serves as a sampler of goodies we’ve collected elsewhere we wouldn’t want to misplace. If you see something you’d like to learn more about, give us a shout and we’ll try to help you out. It’s always nice to have visitors and to hear from folks we haven’t seen in awhile.

If you’re new here, the Pages in the sidebar are not links to websites, but rather to selected articles we’ve collected from these publications over the years. In essence, they constitute our treasure trove, the cream of the crop, the best of the best. So do browse at your leisure, and let us know what you think

Some other WordPress sites of Jay’s are Fogcutter, Friends of Spartacus, Mill U, Neoghan Ua Niall, and Salish Sea Maritime. Each has its own theme, which helps him keep track of the various dimensions of his many interests.

(In addition to contributing a regular column at Intercontinental Cry magazine, Jay writes as a correspondent to Fourth World Eye, a publication of the Center for World Indigenous Studies. You can listen to him speak about the Fourth World and the Fourth Estate here. e-mail: tbarj@yahoo.com )


2 Responses to “About Skookum Index”

  1. Hiya, where did you come up with the word skookum ? How is it used where you are,

    here it is used as cool/awesome because its part of the name of the person who found the gold that started the rush.

    Cool blog

    Chris May
    Whitehorse, Yukon

  2. Skookum is Chinook jargon for excellent, often applied to the product of a task well done. The Chinook tribe lives on the lower Columbia River, where the annual rendezvous at Celilo Falls hosted thousands of Indians from as far away as Montana and California. As a trade language, Chinook words traveled far and wide, even to the Yukon.

    Since it was my intent from the beginning to make my blog a place where skookum people, works, and ideas would be explored and recognized, it seemed an appropriate name.

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