One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A member of a North American people of north-eastern Wisconsin.
- ‘The beginning emphasizes the pre-Columbian presence of multiple and complex cultures by referring to the creation stories of the Toltecs, the Aztecs, the Menomini, and many others.’
- ‘Like other tribes in this group-the Menominee in Wisconsin and Klamath in Oregon-the Salish and Kootenai tribes enjoyed growing and seemingly sustainable economic development.’
- ‘I do have friends who are American Indians representing many tribes - - Anishinabe, Seneca, Cherokee, Cayuga, Diné, Menominee, Ojibwe, Apache, Onondaga, Pima, Pequot.’
- ‘In 1822, Chief Shenandoah of the Oneidas purchased rights from the Menominee in the Wisconsin Territory to settle on their lands.’
- ‘Several garden bed sites are linked by historic records to specific identifiable groups, including the Menominee, Mesquakie / Fox, Chippewa, and Potawatomi.’
2mass noun The extinct Algonquian language of the Menominee.
- ‘Although the disparities between English and Menominee make translations and learning difficult, the contrasts fascinate Macaulay.’
- ‘"One video will have both audio and subtitles in Menominee, for advanced learners, and one will have subtitles in English, for beginners," Macaulay says.’
Relating to or denoting the Menominee or their language.
- ‘Finally, I thank Erin Damon of the Milwaukee Public Museum, who provided catalog information and photographs of the wooden Menominee bear carving.’
- ‘In 1827 another treaty set the boundary between Ojibwa and Menominee land.’
- ‘One of the reported Menominee garden bed sites is dated to ca. 1831, while a mixed Chippewa-Menominee-Potawatomi site has been dated to ca. 1854.’
- ‘Informally, we know that both groups regard trout as desirable and that Menominee fishermen tend to regard them as somewhat more desirable than do majority-culture fishermen.’
- ‘‘One of the striking results in our developmental studies is that 5-year-old Menominee kids seem to use ecological reasoning strategies,’ he explains.’
From Ojibwa manōminī, literally ‘wild-rice person’.
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