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Assiniboin Indians (Chippewa: ŭ’sini, stone’ ŭ’pwäwa ‘he cooks by roasting’: ‘one who cooks by the use of stones.’-W. J.). A large Siouan tribe, originally constituting a part of the Yanktonai. Their separation from the parent stem, to judge by the slight dialectal difference in the language, could not have greatly preceded the appearance of the whites, but it must have taken place before 1640, as the Jesuit Relation for that year mentions the Assiniboin as distinct. The Relation of 1658 places them in the vicinity of Lake Alimibeg, between Lake Superior and Hudson bay. On Jefferys’ map of 1762 this name is applied to Lake Nipigon, and on De l’Isle’s map of 1703 to Rainy lake… Read more about the Assiniboin Tribe History.
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Assiniboin Indian Biographies
- Hunkajuka (Little Soldier or Little Chief) Canada
- The Indian Congress of 1898 (hosted at Omaha Public Library)
- Assiniboin Indians Photos (3 pages)
- Black Eagle & Mosquito Hawk (hosted at My Native American Ancestry)
Assiniboin Indian Cemeteries
- Indian Cemeteries (hosted at AccessGenealogy)
Assiniboin Indian Census
- Indians in the 11th (1890) Census of the United States
- Indian Census Records (hosted at AccessGenealogy)
- US Indian Census Schedules 1885-1940
- A Guide to Tracing your Indian Ancestry(PDF)
- Tribal Leaders Directory
- Recognized Indian Entities, 10/2010 Update (PDF)
Federally Registered Assiniboin Tribes
- Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes
501 Medicine Bear Road or P.O. Box 1027
Poplar, MT 59255
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Assiniboin Indian Histories
- Assiniboin Indian Histories (hosted at AccessGenealogy)
- Assiniboin Indians (hosted at Family Search)
- Assiniboin Tribe (hosted at PBS)
- The Assiniboin (hosted at Info Please)
- Assiniboin. In early days the Assiniboin were constantly coming across from Canada to fight and trade with the tribes of the upper Missouri, but they did not settle within the limits of North Dakota for any considerable period. (hosted at Native American Genealogy)
- Fort Belknap History – The Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is located in north central Montana. The reservation is the homeland of the Gros Ventre and Assiniboine people. Established in 1888, the reservation is what remains of the vast ancestral territory of the Blackfeet and Assiniboine Nations.
Assiniboin Indian Language
- Sign Language Among North American Indians
- Assiniboin Language (hosted at Native Languages of the Americas)
Assiniboin Indian Land Records
- Indian Reservation History
- Montana Indian Reservations
- Fort Peck Indian Reservation (hosted at FamilySearch)
- Fort Belknap Indian Reservation (hosted at FamilySearch)
Assiniboin Indian Legends
- NA-NEWBIES – A mailing list for anyone new to Native American Research, all Tribes and Nations.
- NATIVEAMERICAN-BURIALGROUNDS – Discussing and sharing of information regarding remaining and lost Native American burial grounds in the United States
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- INDIAN TRIBES-LOCATION, One for each state. Ask questions to find the location of your ancestors
- INDIAN CEMETERIES, A place to share the location or transcriptions of Indian Cemeteries
Assiniboin Indian Military
- Hampton School Records
- Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute
- Indian Schools, Seminaries and Asylums
Assiniboin Indian Treaties
- Indian Treaties, Acts and Agreements
- Signers of Native American Treaties, Indian, Military and Guests
Assiniboin Indian Suggested Reading
The Life and Letters of Father De Smet
To supply these deficiencies and make the life-work of this great missionary and public man familiar to students of our country’s history, the editors have prepared the present work – LIFE AND LETTERS of FATHER DE SMET – comprising a complete biography, all his important letters both published and unpublished, illustrations characteristic of his missionary career, and a map showing the wide range of his travels west of the Mississippi.
Edwin Thompson Denig entered the fur trade on the Upper Missouri River in 1833. As husband to the daughter of an Assiniboine headman and as a bookkeeper stationed at Fort Union, Denig became knowledgeable about the tribal groups of the Upper Missouri and was consulted by several noted investigators of Indian culture. When Denig was asked to respond to a circular by Schoolcraft, he didn’t simply rely on his own knowledge, but instead interviewed “in company with the Indians for an entire year” until he had obtained satisfactory answers.