Definition of Tyees
1. tyee [n] - See also: tyee
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Literary usage of Tyees
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. B.C., 1887: A Ramble in British Columbia by James Arthur Lees, Walter J. Clutterbuck (1888)
"Cardie arrived next day, having fallen in with a party of what they call hereabouts tyees (great chiefs), which in this instance consisted of very great ..."
2. Out West: A Magazine of the Old Pacific and the New by Charles Fletcher Lummis, Archaeological Institute of America Southwest Society, Sequoya League (1903)
"Ta-man-a-wis,' Great Spirit (.all same Boston-man'God), say to tyees [chief] 'go look for my ... tyees found Great Spirit's daughter by big fir tree. ..."
3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1899)
"Vf. W. tyees, THOMAS (1726-1787), author, born in 17^6, was the eldest son of Jonathan Tver» Tq- v. ..."
4. Proceedings by Journal, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (1849)
"BANKS' STEEL tyees. After an experience of five years, it is ascertained that the cost and durability of Staffordshire tyres steeled on this plan, ..."
5. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1887)
"... begging the great tyees, or leading officers of the fort and of the man- of-war, to be present at the grand peace-making between the tribes. ..."
6. The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1906)
"Rose the black and gloomy pine=tyees, v; Rose the firs with conos upan,thern ;J ; Bright before it beat the vater,\Ji 0 Beat the clear and sunny water,. ..."