Assiniboin Indians of the Plains

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Assiniboin of the Plains. A division of the Assiniboin described by Dobbs ( Hudson Bay, 35, 1744) as distinguished from that portion of the tribe living in the wooded country. On his map they are located w. of L. Winnipeg. De Smet (Miss, de l’Oregon, 104, 106, 1848) estimated them at 300 lodges, and in the English edition of his work (Oregon Miss., 156, 1847) the number given is 600 lodges. He says they hunt over the great plains between the Saskatchewan, Red, Missouri, and Yellowstone rs., and as compared with the Assiniboin of the woods “are more expert in thieving, greater topers, and are perpetually at war,” but that in general the men are more robust and of commanding stature. They include the Itscheabine, Watopaclinato, Otaopabine, and Jatonabine.

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Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, Frederick Webb Hodge, 1906

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Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906. Web. 25 January 2015. - Last updated on Sep 8th, 2013


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