My Life, by Louis Kenoyer: Reminiscences of a Grand Ronde Reservation Childhood

My Life, by Louis Kenoyer: Reminiscences of a Grand Ronde Reservation Childhood

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ISBN-13: 9780870718830
Publisher: Oregon State University Press
Publication date: 06/01/2017
Edition description: 1
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Henry Zenk (baxawádas) was born in 1868 at Grand Ronde Reservation, Oregon. He died in 1937 at Yakama Reservation, Washington.

Jedd Schrock received a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Oregon. Since 1998 he has been a linguistic consultant for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. He compiled and edited Chinuk Wawa as Our Elders Teach Us to Speak It, a new Chinuk Wawa dictionary published by the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.

Dow Beckham is a language learner, teacher, and documentarian. He earned an MA in Linguistics from Northeastern Illinois University. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where his interests have centered primarily on the Native languages of Western Oregon and Washington.

Table of Contents

Foreword Stephen Dow Beckham vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction

The Story of My Life Louis Kenoyer 1

The Grand Ronde Tribes 7

Life on the Nineteenth-Century Reservation 13

Louis Kenoyer in Later Life 25

Notes and Commentary 32

Text Presentation and Translation

Louis Kenoyer's Narrative as Oral Literature 49

Parsing Kenoyer's Narrative 51

The Tualatin Text 56

Notes and Commentary 60

The Narrative

1 Three Chiefs of the Bygone Era 64

2 Kenoyer's Reminiscences, as Told in 1928 70

3 Daily Life on the Farm 100

4 Hunting Mt. Hebo with Yamhill Joe 120

5 More Daily Life on the Farm; a Hop-Picking Excursion 136

6 Horse-Racing 144

7 Working and Going to Church 162

8 Daily Life in the Sisters' School 170

9 Serving Mass for Fr. Croquet 188

10 More Daily Life in the Sisters' School 196

11 A Tale of Two Doctoring Traditions 242

12 Another Off-Reservation Work Trip 262

13 Fourth of July Festivities 274

Notes and Commentary 293

References 313

Index 319

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