Ap·​sáa·​loo·​ke əp-ˈsä-lō-ˌkā How to pronounce Apsáalooke (audio)
variants or less commonly Apsaalooke
plural Apsáalooke also Apsaalooke
: crow
used as a self-designation

Examples of Apsáalooke in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Artists representing Plains communities such as Apsáalooke, Comanche, Kiowa, Osage and Pikuni were asked to create whatever inspired them, the curator says. Ella Feldman, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 July 2024 Lampooning natural history museums, Apsáalooke/Crow artist Wendy Red Star photographed herself in four seasonal settings as if in museum dioramas. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 7 Aug. 2023 From the Plains and Plateau regions, a particular emphasis on beadwork of the Lakota (Sioux) and Apsáalooke (Crow) appear. Chadd Scott, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2022 Welcoming everyone to the proceedings, as a larger-than-life image adhered to one wall, is White Swan, an Apsáalooke (Crow) citizen, who, over the course of a storied life, served as a military scout for Gen. Custer and later became a noted ledger artist. Los Angeles Times, 3 Sep. 2022 Wendy Red Star, a Native American artist who grew up on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, had a similar idea while preparing for a solo exhibition in Portland, Oregon, in 2014. Nora McGreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Sep. 2021

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Word History


borrowed from Crow apsâˑroˑke, a self-designation

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Apsáalooke was in 1979

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Cite this Entry

“Apsáalooke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aps%C3%A1alooke. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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