from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of 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.
  • noun The Siouan language of the Assiniboin.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French Assiniboine, of Ojibwa origin.]


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  • Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie; and near the Rocky Mountains where they are known as Assiniboin and Sioux.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux 1840-1916 1913

  • He had lived with the Assiniboin and the Cayuga, and had many stories from them, which he told with great skill-if less sweat.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes Gabaldon, Diana 2005

  • From the northwest came the Assiniboin, slim men unbelievably attuned to their horses.

    Centennial Michener, James 1974

  • 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.

    Centennial Michener, James 1974

  • Trappers sent out by the English company had pretty well cleaned out the area and were paying Assiniboin to harass the Pasquinel camp.

    Centennial Michener, James 1974

  • Thompson (336-342) notes this episode in Assiniboin, Tehuano, Shoshone,

    Filipino Popular Tales Dean Spruill Fansler

  • 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.

    Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 2 (of 3) James Athearn Jones

  • In addition to these wholesale losses, they suffered a continual wasting from wars with the surrounding tribes -- Cree, Assiniboin, Sioux,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne 1840-1916 1913

  • Besides these, successful mission schools have been established within the past thirty years, and are now in operation, among the Northern Cheyenne (secular), Assiniboin

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman 1840-1916 1913

  • Their chief alliance was with the Assiniboin; their wars were with the Sioux, Blackfeet, and northern Tinneh tribes.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery 1840-1916 1913


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