Gros Ventre


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Gros Ventre

 (grō′ vänt′)
n. pl. Gros Ventre or Gros Ventres (vänt′)
1.
a. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting the plains of northern Montana and southern Saskatchewan, with a present-day population in north central Montana.
b. The Algonquian language of the Atsina, dialectally related to Arapaho. Also called Atsina.
2. See Hidatsa.

[French, big belly : gros, big + ventre, belly (from an indigenous sign-language gesture designating this people that suggested a big belly).]
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Noun1.Gros Ventre - a member of the Sioux people formerly inhabiting an area along the Missouri river in western North DakotaGros Ventre - a member of the Sioux people formerly inhabiting an area along the Missouri river in western North Dakota
Siouan, Sioux - a member of a group of North American Indian peoples who spoke a Siouan language and who ranged from Lake Michigan to the Rocky Mountains
2.Gros Ventre - a Siouan language spoken by the Hidatsa
Siouan language, Siouan - a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Sioux
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References in classic literature ?
Under the general name of Blackfeet are comprehended several tribes: such as the Surcies, the Peagans, the Blood Indians, and the Gros Ventres of the Prairies: who roam about the southern branches of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers, together with some other tribes further north.
The bands infesting the Wind River Mountains and the country adjacent at the time of which we are treating, were Gros Ventres of the Prairies, which are not to be confounded with Gros Ventres of the Missouri, who keep about the lower part of that river, and are friendly to the white men.
Those willing to trade an infinity pool for a pristine pond and spa treatments for cattle wrangling will enjoy a break at the Gros Ventre River Ranch dude ranch overlooking the Grand Tetons in Wyoming.
Comanche, Assiniboine, Gros Ventre, Blackfoot, Otoe, Plains Cree, Ponca and other peoples, filled his home."
One of the only domestic wineries to make a Passetoutgrain is the husband-and-wife team behind Gros Ventre cellars, which bottles it in a way-too-easyto-drink Gros Ventre "High Country Red" 2016 (El Dorado County; $26).
The bookAEs eight case studies apply linguistics principles to the analysis of historical texts in the Algonquian language family: Potawatomi, Meskwaki-Sauk, Arapaho, Gros Ventre, Peoria, and Munsee Delaware.
Signatories in Alberta are the First Nations that comprise the Blackfoot Confederacy: Blood, Piikani, Siksika, and Tsuu T'ina; and in Montana, the Blackfeet Nation, the Assiniboine and Gros Ventre Tribes of Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of Fort Peck Indian Reservation, the Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Indian Reservation.
This documentary follows the work of Drew Reed as he traps the problem animals and takes them to drainage areas of the Gros Ventre River, where the beavers help to restore and enhance wetland habitats.
This documentary follows the work of Drew Reed as he traps the animals and takes them to drainage areas of the Gros Ventre River.
In early 1925 a large landslide occurred in Wyoming, so much dirt and rock slid off the mountain and dammed the Gros Ventre River.
Authorities are looking into whether recent construction at the foot of East Gros Ventre Butte made the slope unstable.