from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Native American people made up of numerous autonomous bands inhabiting a large area of northern Canada north of the Churchill River. Formerly nomadic caribou hunters, the Chipewyan became settled fur traders during the 18th century.
- n. A member of this people.
- n. The Athabaskan language of the Chipewyan.
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- proper n. A member of the Chipewyan people, a Native American tribe of Central Canada, in the regions of Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, and Saskatchewan.
- proper n. The Northern Athabascan language spoken by this tribe.
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- n. the language spoken by the Chipewyan
- n. a member of the Athapaskan people living in western Canada between Great Slave Lake and Hudson Bay
This district, more particularly termed the Chipewyan lands, or _barren country_, is frequented by numerous herds of rein-deer, which furnish easy subsistence, and clothing to the Indians; but the traders endeavour to keep them in the parts to the westward where the beavers resort.
This district, more particularly termed the Chipewyan lands or barren country, is frequented by numerous herds of reindeer which furnish easy subsistence and clothing to the
Those in Fort Chipewyan along with several other Indigenous communities are resisting the tar sands development because of the devastating health, human rights and environmental impacts the project poses.
Poitras has been a long-time advocate for his small community, Fort Chipewyan, just downstream from the toxic tar sands development in Northern Alberta.
'Thou, Gowhee, hast a wife and children and a deerskin lodge in the Chipewyan.
Cree and Chipewyan natives gained ascendancy and integrated with European settlers.
He asked his Indian Chipewyan guides about this and they said their ancestors said the treeline used to be further north.
They are Athapaskans, linked ethnically, linguistically, and physiologically to tribes that still inhabit subarctic Canada and Alaska, peoples such as the Koyukon, the Tanana, the Dogrib, the Yellowknife, and the Chipewyan Indians.
While the boys watched them, this aged and emaciated Chipewyan also dropped on his knees and hastily cut off four strips of flesh.
The Chipewyan and Slave Indians set their traps inside a lodge made of eight or ten poles, seven or eight feet in length, placed together lodge fashion and banked round with a wall of brush to prevent the fox entering except by the doorway.