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  •  Oh I forgot Clackamas - (3+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest, Ojibwa, KenBee

    Pretty river too.  Yes, comes from the Hlakamash (Clackamas) Chinooks.  There was a linguist, Melville Jacobs, who worked with a Clackamas woman whose name is escaping me at moment - Mrs. Hudson?? - anyway, she gave Jacobs a lot of Clackamas language and stories.  Sadly Jacobs books are DECADES out of print & hard to get.  I think a couple of her legends are in 'Coyote was Going there' a compilation of Oregon native legends.

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