- a member of one of two tribes of Dakota Indian people who inhabited the northern Great Plains in the 18th and 19th centuries.Compare Yanktonai.
- a town in SE South Dakota.
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Examples from the Web for yankton
He was very glad when he reached Yankton, to put on a suit of white man's clothes.Old Rail Fence Corners
He was afterward sent to Yankton College, but I do not know what became of him.The Indian Today
Charles A. Eastman
Why was Mr. Yankton dragging her at the wheels of his chariot instead of she him?When Dreams Come True
The arrival of the white captive created a stir in the Yankton camp.The Spirit Lake Massacre
And in the evening came the largest company from the Yankton and Santee agencies.Mary and I
Stephen Return Riggs