1A member of an American Indian people of the Great Plains of North and South Dakota.
- ‘Like the Yankton / Yanktonai Sioux, the Santee grudgingly accepted ‘concentration’ in 1858.’
- ‘Though Robertson refers to the Yanktons and Santees throughout the book as Lakotas, they are, in fact, Dakota people.’
2The Siouan language of the Yankton.
Relating to the Yankton or their language.
- ‘‘Isn't Yankton that settlement they just built, after that treaty with the Yankton Sioux? ‘asked Adam.’’
- ‘The ‘reformers ‘- notably John Collier, founder of the American Indian Defense Association, and Gertrude Bonnin, a Yankton Dakota - sought to preserve Native American resources, crafts, culture, land, and spirituality.’’
From Sioux ihãkthũwã, literally those dwelling at the end.
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