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see Gros VentreGros Ventre
[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 Arapaho, whose language belongs to the Algonquian branch of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock (see Native American
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Feder (1980:61) made the case that the Arapaho, and by association their kinsmen the Atsina (Gros Ventre of the Prairie), had developed tribally distinctive porcupine quilled rosette (disc) designs variously described as representing the Sun, Whirlwind, and other phenomena.