Best Answer

Depends upon what you mean by "Siwash". Some assume the term identifies a specific group or tribe of Native Americans, but that is mistaken. The word itself was originally Chinook jargon (trading language) for Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest, derived from the French sauvage (or "savage"). The term was used interchangeably with "Indian". The Seattle Siwashes were a PCL Baseball team (before they were named the Indians, then the Rainiers), which shows how ubiquitous the term once was, at least in the PNW. It fell into disuse because of its racist overtones, to the degree that most, unless they've read London, arr unlikely to have ever come across it.

So, there are no such things as "Siwash words," in London or elsewhere. Certainly, he does not hesitate to use the jargon of the times and locales he is seeking to depict.

User Avatar

Wiki User

10y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar
More answers
User Avatar


1mo ago

Jack London uses Siwash words in his writing to add authenticity and realism to his portrayals of indigenous characters and settings. By incorporating indigenous language, London aims to give his stories a sense of place and to accurately depict the cultures he is writing about.

This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why does Jack London use Siwash words?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

How do you say Jack Russell in Spanish?

Same as in English. Many words do not have an equivalent, so you use the same words as the origin. For Jack Russell Terrier, that is English (Brittish).

How do you say Jack in Spanish?

Same as in English. Many words do not have an equivalent, so you use the same words as the origin. For Jack Russell Terrier, that is English (Brittish).

How do you use the word London in a sentence?

Some examples: I went to London yesterday on a vacation. I live in London, it's a great city. London has many landmarks, including Big Ben, the London Eye and the Gherkin to name a few.

How is naturalism related to Jack London?

Jack London is known for his use of naturalism in his writing, which is a literary movement that focuses on the influence of environment and biology on human behavior. London's works often depict the struggle for survival in harsh natural settings and explore themes of determinism and man's animalistic instincts. His writing reflects a commitment to portraying the harsh realities of life through a naturalistic lens.

Jack the Ripper how did he use his power?

Jack The Ripper did excert a certain power over London. It's called terror. And by all accounts, he did enjoy it. He taunted the police and tried to make them look and feel like idiots. Not a great time to be a cop.

How can you use a sentence with the words mind and mined?

Jack stretched his mind to find a solution to how the gold could be mined safely.

How do you use the tire jack on the passat?

how to use the 2001 passat jack

Can you use your oap bus pass to travel by train from Manchester to London?

No, but when you get to London you can use your bus pass on London buses.

In what sport would you use a Jack?

Most card playing games use the "Jack."

Does London use the euro for money?

No. London, and the rest of the UK still use the British pound.

What currency does London use?

London uses the Pound Sterling.

What genre of literature did Jack London use?

Jack London's writing often fell into the genres of adventure, naturalism, and social activism. He was known for his well-crafted stories that combined elements of adventure with social commentary.