Selections from Ballads of a Cheechako

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Robert W. Service

Narrated By: Heidi Preuss

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2017

Duration: 1 hours 23 minutes

Summary:

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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