One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A member of an American Indian people formerly living in southern Manitoba, but now living in Montana, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.
- ‘Sometimes the Cree or Assiniboins - as she called them - visited up to 10 farms in a single day.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The Assiniboins were great hunters who traded the pelts they obtained for European trade goods.’
- ‘Physically the Assiniboin do not differ materially from the other Sioux.’
- ‘A nomadic tribe, the Assiniboin dwelled in the transportable tipi, easily moved to follow game.’
- ‘The following is a faithful translation of a letter I received from a great chief of the Assiniboins.’
- ‘Specific bear rituals are reported only from the Assiniboin and Plains Ojibwa.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘In the early 1700s, the Assiniboin people occupied the northern plains from the Red River to the Rocky Mountains.’
- ‘A tribe of hunters, the Assiniboins exchanged dried meat for British guns, brass kettles and cloth.’
- ‘In the spring of 1805, the Assiniboins planned on military revenge against the Mandans.’
- ‘Also affiliated with them were the Cheyennes, Yanktonais, Tetons, Santees, and Assiniboins.’
- ‘Careful study of the script reveals that he is referring to a tribe of Indians called the Assiniboins.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘As young Sitting Bull matured into adulthood, he accumulated an exceptional war record in fighting with Assiniboins, Crows, Flatheads, Blackfeet, and other enemy tribes.’
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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