One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A member of an indigenous people formerly living in southern Manitoba, but now living in Montana, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.
- ‘Physically the Assiniboin do not differ materially from the other Sioux.’
- ‘Sometimes the Cree or Assiniboins - as she called them - visited up to 10 farms in a single day.’
- ‘A tribe of hunters, the Assiniboins exchanged dried meat for British guns, brass kettles and cloth.’
- ‘A nomadic tribe, the Assiniboin dwelled in the transportable tipi, easily moved to follow game.’
- ‘Also affiliated with them were the Cheyennes, Yanktonais, Tetons, Santees, and Assiniboins.’
- ‘Although the Corps of Discovery did not encounter any Assiniboin war parties, they found many of their abandoned hunting camps, and for a month-and-a-half, they feared an attack at any moment.’
- ‘Due to the proposed trade between the Mandans and the Americans, the Assiniboins threatened military retaliation.’
- ‘The Chippewa forged a new alliance with the Crees and Assiniboins to the north against the Dakota nation.’
- ‘The following is a faithful translation of a letter I received from a great chief of the Assiniboins.’
- ‘Careful study of the script reveals that he is referring to a tribe of Indians called the Assiniboins.’
- ‘As young Sitting Bull matured into adulthood, he accumulated an exceptional war record in fighting with Assiniboins, Crows, Flatheads, Blackfeet, and other enemy tribes.’
- ‘In the early 1700s, the Assiniboin people occupied the northern plains from the Red River to the Rocky Mountains.’
- ‘In the spring of 1805, the Assiniboins planned on military revenge against the Mandans.’
- ‘The result was the merging of the Cree with the Assiniboin, a Plains tribe decimated by smallpox in the late 19th century, and the creation of the Métis culture.’
- ‘Specific bear rituals are reported only from the Assiniboin and Plains Ojibwa.’
- ‘The Assiniboins were great hunters who traded the pelts they obtained for European trade goods.’
2The Siouan language of the Assiniboin.
Relating to the Assiniboin or their language.
Late 17th century: from Canadian French, from Ojibwa assini:pwa:n ‘stone Sioux’, from assin ‘stone’ + pwa:n ‘Sioux’.
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