- a member of a group of American Indian people of northeastern Wisconsin.
- the Eastern Algonquian language of the Menominee.
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According to the Menomini, there is, or was, a Being who 'made the earth.'
All the people of a totem name in the Menomini tribe are akin to persons of the same totem in other tribes, say of the Sioux.
But when the Menomini Indians reached the spot where the dogs barked, they found only skunks.
Therefore the Menomini have always called their thievish neighbors Winnebago.
Among the Menomini Indians, for instance, a woman of good circumstances would own as many as 1200 to 1500 birch-bark vessels.The Position of Woman in Primitive Society
C. Gasquoine Hartley
- plural -ni, -nis, -nee or -nees a member of a North American Indian people formerly living between Lake Michigan and Lake Superior
- the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
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Word Origin and History for menomini
also Menomini, Algonquian people of Wisconsin, from Ojibwa (Algonquian) Manoominii, literally "wild rice people," from manoomin "wild rice." Not their name for themselves.
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