One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A member of an American Indian people of the Great Plains of North and South Dakota.
- ‘Though Robertson refers to the Yanktons and Santees throughout the book as Lakotas, they are, in fact, Dakota people.’
- ‘Like the Yankton / Yanktonai Sioux, the Santee grudgingly accepted ‘concentration’ in 1858.’
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.’’
Yankton, literally ‘end village’.
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