Flathead Indians
Chinook Chi*nook", n. 1. (Ethnol.) One of a tribe of North American Indians now living in the state of Washington, noted for the custom of flattening their skulls. Chinooks also called {Flathead Indians}. [1913 Webster]

2. A warm westerly wind from the country of the Chinooks, sometimes experienced on the slope of the Rocky Mountains, in Montana and the adjacent territory. [1913 Webster]

3. A jargon of words from various languages (the largest proportion of which is from that of the Chinooks) generally understood by all the Indian tribes of the northwestern territories of the United States. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation — Flathead Indian redirects here. For the fish species, see Indian flathead. Flathead delegation in Washington, D.C. with interpreter, 1884 …   Wikipedia

  • Kalispel Indians — • Popularly known under the French name of Pend d Oreilles, ear pendants , an important tribe of Salishan stock originally residing about Pend d Oreille lake and river, in northern Idaho and northeast Washington Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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