John Kaye Gill (May 6, 1851 - December 30, 1929) was an American journalist, publisher, and stationer active in Massachusetts and Oregon in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Gill was born in Holmfirth, England, but emigrated to the United States in 1855, when he was just 3 or 4. After working as a correspondent for the Smithsonian Institution, he relocated to Portland, Oregon, where he established himself as a stationer, publisher, and bookseller. He is best known for issuing an updated and expanded edition of Fran├žois Norbert Blanchet's 1852 Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon. While involved with emigration and settlement in Oregon, Gill was openly critical of the poor treatment of the indigenous population. He published several important maps of Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, both with others, such as Robert Alexander Habersham (1838 - 1921) and independent under his own imprint. Gill lived in Portland until his death of an arterial hemorrhage in 1929.



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