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Gros Ventre

(grō văN`trə) [Fr.,=big belly], name used by the French for two quite distinct Native North American groups. One was the Atsina, a detached band of the ArapahoArapaho
, Native North Americans of the Plains whose language belongs to the Algonquian branch of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock (see Native American languages).
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, whose language belongs to the Algonquian branch of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock (see Native American languagesNative American languages,
languages of the native peoples of the Western Hemisphere and their descendants. A number of the Native American languages that were spoken at the time of the European arrival in the New World in the late 15th cent.
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); the other was the HidatsaHidatsa
, Native North Americans, also known as the Minitari and the Gros Ventre. Their language belongs to the Siouan branch of the Hokan-Siouan linguistic stock (see Native American languages).
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, whose language belongs to the Siouan branch of the Hokan-Siouan linguistic stock. The Native American sign language designated the two groups by somewhat similar gestures on the torso, one referring to the Hidatsa chest tattoos and the other, designating the Atsina, conveying the meaning of hunger. In the 18th cent. the Atsina roamed the plains between the Missouri and the Saskatchewan rivers under the protection of the powerful Blackfoot to the west. Today the Atsina live with the Assiniboin on the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana, established in 1888. There were some 2,800 Atsina in the United States in 1990.

Bibliography

See R. Flannery, The Gros Ventres of Montana (2 vol., 1953–57).

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The Confederated Salish, Pend d'Oreille, and Kootenai share the Flathead Reservation; the Gros Ventre and Assiniboine cohabit the Fort Belknap Reservation; and the Assiniboine and Sioux both reside on the Fort Peck Reservation.
The Death of Jim Loney (1979) contrasts the Midwestern urban experience with traditional Gros Ventre codes of living.
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general counsel is responsible for legal advice, representation,assistance and support to the gros ventre and assiniboine tribes of the community, government, departments and enterprises.
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Il resulte de ce deficit une anemie chronique severe entraEnant des deformations faciales (facies mongoloide), un nanisme, un gros ventre, a cause d'un gros foie et d'une volumineuse rate).