American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A Native American people formerly inhabiting southern Manitoba, now located in Montana, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. The Assiniboin became nomadic buffalo hunters after migrating to the northern Great Plains in the 18th century.
- n. A member of this people.
- n. The Siouan language of the Assiniboin.
- French Assiniboine, of Ojibwa origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie; and near the Rocky Mountains where they are known as Assiniboin and Sioux.”
“He had lived with the Assiniboin and the Cayuga, and had many stories from them, which he told with great skill-if less sweat.”
“Trappers sent out by the English company had pretty well cleaned out the area and were paying Assiniboin to harass the Pasquinel camp.”
“From the northwest came the Assiniboin, slim men unbelievably attuned to their horses.”
“But when they saw the multitude, and the manner in which Sioux camped by Assiniboin, they relaxed, and in the end they pitched their tipis next to those of their mortal enemy, the Cheyenne.”
“Thompson (336-342) notes this episode in Assiniboin, Tehuano, Shoshone,”
“We are indebted to Mr. Charles Hess, a French trader, with whom Mr. Say had several conferences at Fort St. Anthony, for the account of a trick performed by an Assiniboin.”
“In addition to these wholesale losses, they suffered a continual wasting from wars with the surrounding tribes -- Cree, Assiniboin, Sioux,”
“Besides these, successful mission schools have been established within the past thirty years, and are now in operation, among the Northern Cheyenne (secular), Assiniboin”
“Their chief alliance was with the Assiniboin; their wars were with the Sioux, Blackfeet, and northern Tinneh tribes.”
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