It was claimed as belonging more especially to the Crees, Blackfeet, and Sarcees, the Bloods and the Piegans
having only a slight interest in its ownership.
Born a few miles south of Rapid City in March 1852, as a youth he took part in skirmishes with Crows and Piegans
The Blackfoot tribes inhabited the emerging borderland and received very different treatment by the Mounties than at the hands of the US Army, with its massacre of Piegans
on January 23, 1870, in Montana Territory.
38) The following year saw the total disappearance of the buffalo from the northern prairies and Scollen's work among the Blackfoot, Blood, Piegans, and Sarcees brought him face to face with their destitution.
Over the course of his career he learned to speak the Cree, Blackfoot, Piegan, and Michif languages with varying degrees of fluency.
During that winter, over 400 of the Southern Piegans
-- who had remained buffalo hunters to the end -- starved to death.
It's spelled and punctuated a bit like Don Marquis's archy and mehitabel, but it is about beavers, buffaloes, bears and more especially Indians - Piegans
, Bloods, Blackfeet, Bannocks, Snakes, Crows, Nez Perces and Flatheads.
At High River, there I saw the biggest number of Indians I ever saw together, consisting of Blackfeet, Bloods and Piegans
At the crossing of Badger Creek we ran on to 12 lodges of Piegans
and their chief, a tall fine looking man, exhausted all his native eloquence in trying to dissuade us from going any farther north, saying the Blackfeet would shoot if we invaded their domain to prospect.
We all started back to camp and had not reached our wagons when the Crows swept down near the Piegans
and opened fire on them, killing four.
William stated, "The Bloods, Blackfoot and Piegans
are all right now, and talk very friendly.
Hunting Party (1911) (Plate 1, front cover) and Piegans
(1908) (Plate 9) showed groups of Indian men advancing across the open plains.