American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A river of south-central Canada rising in southern Saskatchewan and flowing about 949 km (590 mi) generally eastward to the Red River at Winnipeg, Manitoba. Its valley is one of Canada's leading wheat-growing areas.
- MountAssiniboine A mountain, 3,620.4 m (11,870 ft) high, in the Canadian Rocky Mountains on the Alberta-British Columbia border near Banff.
“On the high river bank of what is now known as Assiniboine Avenue gleamed the white skin of ten Cree tepees, where two war chiefs waited to meet La Vérendrye.”
“The ship, called the Assiniboine, lost power on Monday and got stuck halfway between Johnston and Cardinal, Ont. V”
“The Assiniboine was the son of the chief of the Rock or Stone band, named Wan-hee-manza (the Iron”
“The Blackfoot and the whites in the fort — including Maximilian, shooting fr om the parapet — held the Assiniboine off and, aided by Indian reinforcements, drove them back.”
“It was what everyone had always done, what the Sioux did to the Assiniboine, what the Crow did to the Blackfeet.”
“Vascular plants found in Mt. Assiniboine park include American alpine smelowskia Smelowskia calycina, Raynold's sedge Carex raynoldsii, Cusick's Indian paintbrush Castilleja cusickii, stalked-pod locoweed Oxytropis podocarpa, sub-alpine grassland Saussurea nuda and apetalous campion Silene uralensis attenuata.”
“They are formed of limestone, dolomite, sandstone and shale and include nearly all the highest mountains including Mounts Robson, Columbia, Forbes, Alberta and Assiniboine which all exceed 3,600 m.”
“We have secured a breath-taking, historical site -- the Forks of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, which has been a meeting place for thousands of years and is the place where First Nations tribes first assembled to settle disputes peacefully through negotiation.”
“From the latest report from Moscow on the Assiniboine, probably the funniest line you'll read all day:”
“The Red River runs north and south and the Assiniboine, west and east.”
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