Every picture tells a story

whatcom fallsWelcome to Noisy Waters Northwest! Many facts, figures, stories, and perspectives are, sadly, often unheralded in our local media in Whatcom County, Washington.  Click on the title of items on our picturesque story board for a refreshing splash of information that won’t be held back. There is a search page to search all information on this blog site. All posts note their categories of commentary or news related content. Posts are also tagged to indicate some types of material they contain. Near the bottom of each post’s page will be a list of that post’s categories and tags.  You can click on one of these to display a page of posts bearing the category or tag you clicked on. Commentary pieces often offer cited facts upon which they are based.


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  2. Happy Veterans Day! From Noisy Waters! Even Martin Luther King discussed Lookout Mountain. “River of Death”The campaign and major battle take their name from West Chickamauga Creek. In popular histories, it is often said that Chickamauga is a Cherokee word meaning “river of death”. Peter Cozzens, author of what is arguably the definitive book on the battle, This Terrible Sound, wrote that this is the “loose translation”. Glenn Tucker presents the translations of “stagnant water” (from the “lower Cherokee tongue”), “good country” (from the Chickasaw) and, “river of death” (dialect of the “upcountry Cherokee”). Tucker claims that the “river of death” came by its name not from early warfare, but from the location that the Cherokee contracted smallpox. James Mooney, in Myths of the Cherokee, wrote that Chickamauga is the more common spelling for Tsïkäma’gï, a name that “has no meaning in their language” and is possibly “derived from an Algonquian word referring to a fishing or fish-spearing place… if not Shawano it is probably from the Creek or Chickasaw.”

    The most plausible etymology for Chickamauga is that it is the Anglicization of the Chickasaw words, chika mauka, which mean “place to sit – look out.” The Chickasaw town of Chickamauga was located at the foot of Lookout Mountain.

    When you don’t need mommy to wipe you ass, join the Republican Party! And we don care, how old you are!



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