Blackfeet


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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.
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Crows and Blackfeet squabbling - as usual - but no outbreaks, and settlers feeling fairly easy.
State of the fur trade of the Rocky Mountains American enterprises General Ashley and his associates Sublette, a famous leader Yearly rendezvous among the mountains Stratagems and dangers of the trade Bands of trappers Indian banditti Crows and Blackfeet Mountaineers Traders of the Far West Character and habits of the trapper
The Crows and Blackfeet, who were such terrors in the path of the early adventurers to Astoria, still continue their predatory habits, but seem to have brought them to greater system.
These were the Blackfeet Indians, who ranged over a wide extent of country which they would have to traverse.
A band of Pawnees or of Blackfeet may occasionally traverse it in order to reach other hunting-grounds, but the hardiest of the braves are glad to lose sight of those awesome plains, and to find themselves once more upon their prairies.
In a voice and style reminiscent of Gordon Lightfoot, Gladstone sings his version of the legend of Scarface, a young Blackfeet man who journeyed to the sun for love.
They managed to pass through Blackfoot country without meeting a soul on the westward trek, and when Lewis and a few companions encountered the Blackfeet on the return, the result was another near-disaster for Lewis, and resulted in the death of two Blackfeet in a tragicomic shootout.
OTCBB:VRTC) today announced the Blackfeet Nation of American Indians, headquartered in Browning, Mont.
Whatever his faults, however, he appears to have been sincerely dedicated to the Blackfeet people amongst whom he lived and travelled for many years.
Other Indian customers include Flathead, Kutenai, Pend Oreille, Blackfeet, Rocky Boy Cree, Shoshone & Canadian tribes ie; Cree, Blackfoot & Sarsi.
Last year's first place winners came from the Woodland Cree, host Siksika, Blackfeet First Nation in Montana, and Prince Albert, Sask.
AP) -- The new math and science building at the Blackfeet Community College has been designed to reflect tradition and the future in its architecture.