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Assiniboine

(əsĭn`əboin), river, 590 mi (950 km) long, rising in S Sask., Canada, and flowing SE into Man. then E to the Red RiverRed River.
1 River, 1,222 mi (1,967 km) long, southernmost of the large tributaries of the Mississippi River. It rises in two branches in the Texas Panhandle and flows SE between Texas and Oklahoma and between Texas and Arkansas to Fulton, Ark.
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 at Winnipeg; named for the local Native Americans, the Assiniboine. The Qu'Appelle and Souris rivers are its chief tributaries. The Assiniboine valley is one of Canada's leading wheat-growing areas. The river was explored by the VérendryeVérendrye, Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de la
, 1685–1749, explorer in W Canada and the United States, b. Trois Rivières (Three Rivers), Que. His father was the sieur de Varennes, for a time governor of Trois Rivières.
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 family in 1736, and forts were built at its mouth and near the site of Portage la Prairie. Settlement spread westward along the river from the Red River valley to the plains. In 1970 the Portage Diversion was built on the river above Portage la Prairie to redirect floodwaters to Lake Manitoba.

Assiniboine

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)
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In early October 1870, the Cree met the Assiniboine in the Vermillion Hills and more than six hundred warriors rode west together, the largest force they had ever assembled.
Then off to Winnipeg, where we stayed at the Inn at the Forks, a new hotel, restaurant and spa at the heart of the city's tourist area, where the Assiniboine and Red rivers meet.
The Canadian Pooh Friendship Flag will continue to fly in Assiniboine Park throughout the year as a reminder of this fun and inspiring day.
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The land in which the project will be located is an historic place at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers.
This is the kind of advice he gives to students at Brandon University and Assiniboine College in Brandon.
Peck Assiniboine Sioux Tribal Nation consists of two related Indian tribes that have existed before Columbus came to America.
After more than a decade of peaceful coexistence, the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribal Nation is once again seeking to derail the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (NYSE: BNI).
There is Lois Steele, an Assiniboine doctor originally from Montana; grandmother Rose Mary Barstow, a White Earth Ojibway/Chippewa who also died before the book was finished; and Ingrid Washinawatok, a Menominee writer and filmmaker now living in the city of New York.
The Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribal Nation has filed a Reply Brief before the federal court of appeals for the Ninth Circuit in its appeal of a district court decision denying the Tribes' authority to tax the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad , which transports freight across 80 miles of its 2.
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One member, Don Giesbrecht, is the President of the Canadian Child Care Federation and the Executive Director of the Assiniboine Children's Centre in Winnipeg.