- the westernmost branch of the Dakota Indians.
- a member of any of the tribes belonging to this branch, as the Brulé, Hunkpapa, Miniconjou, and Oglala.
- a dialect of the Dakota language.
- a river in NW central Montana, flowing E to the Marias River. 143 miles (230 km) long.
Examples from the Web for teton
Contemporary Examples of teton
Once was in the Teton Mountains of Wyoming, when I was in my early twenties.Michael Ybarra’s Death Underscores the Allure and Dangers of Solo Climbing
Scott C. Johnson
July 15, 2012
Historical Examples of teton
There is nothing extraordinary about climbing the Teton Pass—to tell about.A Woman Tenderfoot
Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
And they in turn had killed Black Buffalo, the Teton chief that led the onslaught.The Conquest
Eva Emery Dye
Our first camp after leaving the fort was on the Teton River.With the Indians in the Rockies
James Willard Schultz
Michael Thebault was killed by Piegans on the Teton in 1868.
From Henry Lake are distinctly visible the famous Teton peaks.
Word Origin and History for teton
member of a western Sioux people, 1806, from Dakota titonwan, literally "dwellers on the prairie," from thi + huwa. Not related to the Grand Teton mountain range.