ASSINIBOIN (“Stone-Cookers”), a tribe of North American
Indians of Siouan stock. Their name (see above) is said to refer
to their method of boiling water by dropping red-hot stones into
it. Their former range was between the Missouri and the middle
Saskatchewan on both sides of the Canadian frontier. In 1904
there were 1234 in the United States, all on reservations in
Montana; and in 1902 there were 1371 in Canada.
See Handbook of American Indians, ed. F.W. Hodge (Washington, 1907).
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