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also As·sin·i·boine  (ə-sĭn′ə-boin′)
n. pl. Assiniboin or As·sin·i·boins also Assiniboine or As·sin·i·boines
1. 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.
2. The Siouan language of the Assiniboin. In both senses also called Nakota. See Usage Note at Nakota.

[French Assiniboine, of Ojibwa origin.]

As·sin′i·boin′ adj.


, Mount
A mountain, 3,618 m (11,870 ft) high, in the Canadian Rocky Mountains on the Alberta-British Columbia border near Banff.


(Placename) a river in W Canada, rising in E Saskatchewan and flowing southeast and east to the Red River at Winnipeg. Length: over 860 km (500 miles)


npl -boine or -boines
1. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian people living in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Montana; one of the Sioux peoples
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Siouan family


(əˈsɪn əˌbɔɪn)

n., pl. -boines, (esp. collectively) -boine.
a. a member of a Plains Indian people living mainly between the middle Missouri and Saskatchewan rivers in the early 19th century: later confined to reserves in Montana and Alberta.
b. the dialect of Dakota spoken by the Assiniboine.
2. a river in S Canada, flowing S and E from SE Saskatchewan into the Red River in S Manitoba. 450 mi. (725 km) long.
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The risk of major flooding is low for the Interlake region and most of Manitobas southern river basins including the Red, Assiniboine, Souris and QuAppelle rivers and tributaries, said Schuler.
The diminutive shoulder strips give it a certain Assiniboine feel and the Assiniboine-Yanktonai origins are well known.
While the Cree milled about Fort Battleford, Assiniboine warriors from the Eagle Hills, moving to join Poundmaker, killed two farmers along the way, adding to the frightened white residents' perception that they were under siege.
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Sincere thanks to eight branches that met the challenge and received a special Certificate of Appreciation signed by the UELAC Dominion President, Barb Andrew UE: Assiniboine, Calgary, Governor Simcoe, Kawartha, Kingston, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, and Vancouver.
as we had sent our heavy boxes by boat to Fort Ellice, on the Assiniboine River, where our road crossed on our way west, and where he hoped to get another ox-cart.
Celebrating the diversity of our Canadian culture, the Diversity Gardens soon to be under installation in Assiniboine Park, are an innovative take on a modern conservatory.
3) One of the key changes in the early nineteenth-century was the rupture of the "northern coalition" that had earlier developed between Cree, Assiniboine, and Blackfoot to facilitate horse and European goods exchange.
In its June newsletter, the record for the largest single load of coal ever loaded in Thunder Bay was broken twice in April; first by the CSL Laurentian, which took on 31,384 tonnes at Thunder Bay Terminals on April 12--besting the previous record of 31,348 tonnes set in July 2006--followed two weeks later by CSL Assiniboine with 32,366 tonnes on April 27.
The Winnipeg Art Gallery has joined Hudson, Aurora, Storm, and Kaska at the Assiniboine Park Zoo's Journey to Churchill exhibit with an impressive array of Inuit sculpture in an ongoing, rotating display.
Smoker, a member of the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes of Fort Peck; and Sherwin Bitsui, a Dine (Navajo) from the Navajo Reservation in White Cone, Arizona.
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