We took this opportunity of sending letters to Europe: the Assiniboin was assigned us for the continuation of the voyage.
For the Assiniboin consult our volume xiv, p. 275, note 197.
The name Assiniboin, meaning "stone Sioux," abbreviated to "Stonies," is derived from this custom.
The Assiniboin was carrying a gun and a bow and had no lance.
The prince here omits reference to his own participation, and to the fact that he was possibly the slayer of the Assiniboin.
He did not go up the Assiniboin, he was at Pembina too soon.
But my most valuable acquisition here was made from an Assiniboin chief, who came in about an hour before I departed.
On the way we 165 found the horns of an elk, with twelve antlers, and it was late before we reached the Assiniboin.
Near the mouth of the Soldier River, an engag met us, who brought letters from the Assiniboin steamer.
The Assiniboin soon lay to 345 before the fort, against the gently sloping shore, where above 600 Indians were waiting for us.