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or Dakota,
confederation of Native North American tribes, the dominant group of the Hokan-Siouan linguistic stock, which is divided into several separate branches (see Native American languages).
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Teton

(tētŏn`). 1 River, 143 mi (230 km) long, rising in several branches in the Rocky Mts., NW Mont., and flowing E to the Marias River. Bynum Reservoir, on a tributary, is a unit in the irrigation system of the Teton. 2 River, c.60 mi (100 km) long, rising in W Wyoming, in forks which unite in SE Idaho. The Teton flows N and W to Henrys Fork River, near Rexburg, Idaho. In its early course it runs through Teton Basin, formerly Pierre's Hole; a battle with the Gros Ventres Native Americans was fought (1832) there.
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Here the Teton paused long and warily to make his observations, before he ventured further.
Turning from the line of his former route, the Teton dragged himself directly towards the margin of the thicket.
A long, and, on the part of the Teton, an anxious and painful silence succeeded, before the deep breathing of the traveller again announced that he was indulging in his slumbers.
It might have been a minute before the Teton chief drew back, and seated himself with the whole of his form without the linen tenement.
When he had effected his object, and had taken an instant to become acquainted with the nature of the localities within the enclosure, the Teton used the precaution to open a way through which he might make a swift retreat.
It was necessary for the Teton to maintain the position he had taken, for many long and weary minutes, in order to make sure that he was no longer watched.
The hand of the wandering Teton passed over the downy coat, the meek countenance, and the slender limbs of the gentle creature, with untiring curiosity; but he finally abandoned the prize, as useless in his predatory expeditions, and offering too little temptation to the appetite.
Rangers caution backcountry recreationists that recent snow squalls have deposited pockets of unstable snow at high elevations in the Tetons.
Backcountry skiing, snowboarding, and mountaineering are increasingly popular in the Tetons, and the conflict is simple, according to Cain, who's an avid backcountry skier himself: Frequent contact with human visitors can literally scare bighorn sheep to death.
A celebration of life will be held later in Eugene for 30-year-old Nickolas James Gillespie, a Eugene native who died in an avalanche Sunday while skiing on Survey Peak in the Grand Tetons in Wyoming.
1 and the Tetons worked hard figuring out what their strengths and weaknesses are.