nounplural noun Yankton, plural noun Yanktons
1A member of a Siouan people of the Great Plains of North and South Dakota.‘Though Robertson refers to the Yanktons and Santees throughout the book as Lakotas, they are, in fact, Dakota people.’
- ‘Like the Yankton / Yanktonai Sioux, the Santee grudgingly accepted ‘concentration’ in 1858.’
2The Siouan language of the Yankton.
Relating to the Yankton or their language.‘‘Isn't Yankton that settlement they just built, after that treaty with the Yankton Sioux? ‘asked Adam.’’
- ‘The ‘reformers ‘- notably John Collier, founder of the American Indian Defense Association, and Gertrude Bonnin, a Yankton Dakota - sought to preserve Native American resources, crafts, culture, land, and spirituality.’’
Yankton, literally ‘end village’.
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