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Flathead:

see SalishSalish,
indigenous people of North America, also known as the Flathead, who in the early 19th cent. inhabited the Bitterroot River valley of W Montana. Their language belongs to the Salishan branch of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock (see Native American languages).
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Flathead

(flăt`hĕd), river, c.240 mi (390 km) long, rising as the North Fork, in SE British Columbia, Canada, and flowing generally SE through NW Montana, to Coram, where it is joined by the Middle Fork (c.85 mi/140 km long) and the South Fork (c.80 mi/130 km long). It continues S through Flathead Lake, then W and S to Clark Fork River. A 78-mi (125-km) section of the river borders Glacier National ParkGlacier National Park,
1,013,572 acres (410,497 hectares), NW Mont.; est. 1910. Straddling the Continental Divide, the park contains some of the most beautiful primitive wilderness in the Rocky Mts.
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 and is administered by the National Park Service. Hungry Horse Dam and Kerr Dam are the centers of hydroelectric, irrigation, and flood control projects in the river's basin.

flathead

flathead
1. A bolt or screw having a flat top surface and a conical bearing surface.
2. A rivet head that has been flattened.

flathead

any Pacific scorpaenoid food fish of the family Platycephalidae, which resemble gurnards
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The researchers report that the decline in growth and condition coincided with a strong 2012 year-class of flatheads, suggesting competition for food among flatheads was occurring.
Of all Florida catfish, flathead is the most predatory and some anglers fear their ravaging lifestyle will damage sunfish populations in north Florida.
The small band killed three of the Sioux warriors, but soon Ignace, "The Hat," and all the Flatheads, including the chief's two sons, lay dying in the prairie grass.
At the beginning of summer, once the water settles in a river and flatheads settle into the biggest, deepest, most cover-laden holes, lots of carp will be working along cutbanks at night.
"Flatheads are not native to Florida, but they are native to river systems in other southeastern states," explained Chris Paxton, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission regional biologist in Panama City.
While the Little Elk Indians appear cast as a fictional tribe, it is evident that McNickle based his story upon the Flathead Nation in Montana.(11) Although Cree Metis in ancestry, McNickle was born on the Flathead Reservation and held membership in the Confederated Salish- Kootenai Tribes.(12) Divining an historical antecedent to the novel, it is apparently grounded upon a combination of events in Salish (flathead) experience; specifically, their removal from the Bitterroot Valley and a series of dams built along the Mission Mountains.
The biologists calculated that exploitation would have to reach 15 percent for effects of noodling on large flatheads to be evident.
Flathead catfish have invaded the waters of Northwest Florida.
But flatheads are flatheads, whether they live in the complicated waters of a river or in the calm confines of a lake.
Flatheads, with some exceptions, are primarily nocturnal feeders.
According to the report, flatheads were most abundant in areas of widely scattered rock, evidently selecting these sites to break current and reduce energy output.