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Selections from Ballads of a Cheechako

Robert W. Service

These twelve poems are taken from Ballads of a Cheechako which was Robert W. Service's third book of Yukon poems, published in 1909. The word Cheechako, from Chinook Jargon, originated in the United States (Alaska) and Canada (Yukon) and was imported into local English during the Yukon gold rush that began in 1896. Cheechako, is a non derogatory word meaning "newcomer" or "tenderfoot." The derivation looks something like this: chee new cha come ko home. (summary by Heidi Preuss)

These twelve poems are taken from Ballads of a Cheechako which was Robert W. Service's third book of Yukon poems, published in 1909. The word Cheechako, from Chinook Jargon, originated in the United States (Alaska) and Canada (Yukon) and was imported into local English during the Yukon gold rush that began in 1896. Cheechako, is a non derogatory word meaning "newcomer" or "tenderfoot." The derivation looks something like this: chee new cha come ko home. (summary by Heidi Preuss)
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These twelve poems are taken from Ballads of a Cheechako which was Robert W. Service's third book of Yukon poems, published in 1909. The word Cheechako, from Chinook Jargon, originated in the United States (Alaska) and Canada (Yukon) and was imported into local English during the Yukon gold rush that began in 1896. Cheechako, is a non derogatory word meaning "newcomer" or "tenderfoot." The derivation looks something like this: chee new cha come ko home. (summary by Heidi Preuss)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

1h 23m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:52