noun, plural Sa·hap·tins, (especially collectively) Sa·hap·tin for 1.
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Fig. 256 represents a Sahaptin sign given to the writer by a gentleman long familiar with the northwestern tribes of Indians.
The following grammatical notes will serve to illustrate the Yakima and some of the other languages of the Sahaptin family.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 3|Hubert Howe Bancroft
As a rule the richest tribes and individuals use skins, although many of the finest Sahaptin houses are covered with mats only.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 1|Hubert Howe Bancroft
The Sahaptin family seem to have been in general of the best grade of Indians.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 1 (of 2)|William Denison Lyman
Of all these tribes, the Nez Perces or Sahaptin were the most numerous and progressive.The Life of Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Volume II (of 2)|Hazard Stevens