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Black·foot

 (blăk′fo͝ot′)
n. pl. Blackfoot or Black·feet (-fēt′)
1. A member of a Native American confederacy located on the northern Great Plains, composed of the Blackfoot, Blood, and Piegan tribes. Traditional Blackfoot life was based on nomadic buffalo hunting.
2. A member of the northernmost tribe of the Blackfoot confederacy, inhabiting central Alberta.
3. The Algonquian language of the Blackfoot, Blood, and Piegan.
4. See Sihasapa.

[Translation of Blackfoot siksiká (perhaps from the blackening of their moccasins, either from painting them or from walking near prairie fires) : sik, black + ika, foot.]

Black′foot′ adj.

Blackfoot

(ˈblækˌfʊt)
npl -feet or -foot
1. (Peoples) a member of a group of Native American peoples formerly living in the northwestern Plains
2. (Languages) any of the languages of these peoples, belonging to the Algonquian family
[C19: translation of Blackfoot Siksika]

Black•foot

(ˈblækˌfʊt)

n., pl. -feet, (esp. collectively) -foot.
1. a member of a Plains Indian people resident on the upper drainages of the Saskatchewan and Missouri rivers in the mid-19th century: later on reserves in N Montana and Alberta.
2. the Algonquian language of the Blackfeet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Blackfoot - a member of a warlike group of Algonquians living in the northwestern plainsBlackfoot - a member of a warlike group of Algonquians living in the northwestern plains
Algonquian, Algonquin - a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast
Buffalo Indian, Plains Indian - a member of one of the tribes of American Indians who lived a nomadic life following the buffalo in the Great Plains of North America
2.Blackfoot - any of the Algonquian languages spoken by the Blackfoot
Algonquian language, Algonquin, Algonquian - family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
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