This dictionary builds on over 100 years of documentation and research by Squamish speakers working with anthropologists and linguists beginning in the late nineteenth century. The dictionary is also informed by Squamish elders who taught language classes in the 1960s. More recently, the Squamish Language Elders Advisory Group has been involved with and supported the work of the Skwxwú7mesh Sníchim dictionary and language recovery initiatives.
This important work is a reflection of current knowledge and is designed as a beginner's resource for a diverse audience of learners and scholars, as well as a tool for exploration.
"Offers a view of modern daily life but also contains the historical record, protocols and laws of Squamish people that are essential for nation building and retaining culture."—Indian Country Today, December 2011
"The more elaborate material is in the Squamish to English part, and includes some cultural and historical gems. There are, for example, single words to indicate a variety of ways to walk. . . Summing Up: Recommended."—Choice, September 2011
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