[yangk-tuh n]

noun, plural Yank·tons, (especially collectively) Yank·ton 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.

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Examples from the Web for yankton

Historical Examples of yankton

  • 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?

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

  • And in the evening came the largest company from the Yankton and Santee agencies.

    Mary and I

    Stephen Return Riggs