Definition of Atsina in English:

Atsina

nounplural noun Atsina, plural noun Atsinas

  • An Algonquian people living chiefly in the north central plains region of the US.

    Also called Gros Ventre

    ‘Mooney estimated that there were 3,000 Arapaho in 1780 and the same number of Atsina.’
    • ‘Their name for themselves is ‘Aaninen’, Atsina being their Blackfoot name.’
    • ‘The Atsina are not prominent in history and in most respects are regarded by the Arapaho proper as inferior to them.’
    • ‘The Atsinas, for example, killed and captured many Shoshone men, stole their horses and destroyed most of their tepees.’
    • ‘Their musket-bearing enemies - the Blackfeet, Atsinas and Hidatsas - had driven the band from the rich buffalo plains into the mountains.’
    • ‘Lewis wasn't certain whether they were Blackfeet or Atsinas, but he knew he was outnumbered and that Drouillard was unaware of the situation.’
    • ‘However, their enemies, the Blackfeet, Atsinas and Hidastas, had muskets from the Canadian fur traders who had pushed them away from the plains.’
    • ‘Spanish traders refused them muskets that Canadian's had supplied to their enemies (Blackfeet, Atsinas and Hidatas).’

Pronunciation

Atsina

/atˈsēnə/ /ætˈsinə/

adjective

  • Relating to the Atsina.

    ‘Born in the Atsina tribe in 1800, the girl named Shining Sun was abducted by some River Crow hunters.’
    • ‘This photo shows an Atsina dance Curtis named ‘dance of the flight of arrows’.’

Pronunciation

Atsina

/atˈsēnə/ /ætˈsinə/