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[yangk-tuh n] /ˈyæŋk tən/
noun, plural Yanktons (especially collectively) Yankton for 1.
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. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He was very glad when he reached Yankton, to put on a suit of white man's clothes.

  • 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 Ritter Brown
  • The arrival of the white captive created a stir in the Yankton camp.

    The Spirit Lake Massacre Thomas Teakle
  • And in the evening came the largest company from the Yankton and Santee agencies.

    Mary and I

    Stephen Return Riggs
  • These horses were to be loaded at Yankton, that was several miles up the river.

    Then and Now Robert Vaughn
  • In the session of 1883 removal of the capital from Yankton was the big question.

    North Dakota Various
  • The commissioners must, according to law, meet and organize at Yankton.

    North Dakota Various
  • The men now separated, some going back to Yankton or vicinity.

  • I rented my house, made arrangements about the farm, and we all left for Yankton.

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