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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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The Portage Diversion will likely be used for ice control along the Lower Assiniboine River.
A quilled floral design covers part of the vamp, which is of a type which has variously been attributed to old Assiniboine, Plains Cree and Metis styles of decoration.
Otter reached Fort Battleford on the 24th, only to find Poundmaker's combined band of Cree and Assiniboine long gone--they had retired to his reserve at Cut Knife Creek, 40 kilometres to the west.
It is a nice little growing town on the banks of the Assiniboine River, about sixty miles from Winnipeg, and bids fair to be some day not far distant a great city.
Assiniboine Park will remain one of Canada's outstanding destinations.
Along the North Saskatchewan, Upriver or Beaver Hills Cree and bands of Stoney and Wood Assiniboine (Nakoda) returned to favoured pounds annually; the Blackfoot (Siksika), returned to areas north of the Red Deer River and North Saskatchewan; the Sarcee (Tsuu t'ina) to the lands between the Red Deer and Bow Rivers, and the Peigan (Piikani) and Blood (Kainai) to pounds along the Eastern Slopes and along valley complexes of the Red Deer River.
Smoker's Another Attempt at Rescue is a painting, by Assiniboine Sioux artist William Standing, which depicts a traditional sun dance ceremony.
Harper was allegedly beaten by the suspects who left her last Friday, November 7, in the icy water of the Assiniboine River to die.
In February, Mendoza Zoo blocked a bid to move Arturo to Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg, Canada, home to a new International Polar Bear Conservation Centre.
Longest ice skating trail - Assiniboine Credit Union River Trail - Winnipeg, Canada - Each winter as the temperatures drop, skaters take to the frozen Assiniboine River, which turns into a long ice trail complete with warming huts, curling matches and broom ball games.
NARP also has an energy partnership with the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes in Montana.
Last month, Sioux and Assiniboine tribe members celebrated as about 60 bison ran into a prairie that hadn't been grazed by bison in almost 140 years.