Entry from US English dictionary
noun (plural same or Atsinas)
A member of a North American Indian people living chiefly in the north central plains region. They speak an Algonquian language. 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.
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’.
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