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1A member of a confederacy of North American Indian peoples of the north-western plains. The Blackfoot confederacy was made up of three closely related tribes: the Blackfoot proper or Siksika, the Bloods, and the Peigan.
- ‘En route to joining to rest of the expedition, they had their first and only encounter with Blackfeet, in which two Piegans were killed.’
- ‘Some Blackfoot do not readily accept that historic interpretation.’
- ‘Durnstein feels terribly distant from the American West., Glacier National Park, and the Blackfeet Indians of Montana.’
- ‘Their expansion onto the plains displaced Lakotas, Crows, and Gros Venues to the south and the Blackfeet and Sarcees to the west.’
- ‘The great explorer David Thompson recorded the account of an Indian named Saukamappee, who described how, in the summer of 1781, the Piegan Blackfeet had raided a Shoshone village.’
- ‘White Calf, one of the leaders of the southern Piegans, remembered the Blackfeet wandering around, not knowing where they were going or where they were.’
- ‘Grinnell assumed they represented the future for the Blackfeet: indoor education, reading, writing, and, eventually, farming.’
- ‘Transcripts of the meetings between the Blackfeet and the commissioners indicate the tribe viewed the sale as inevitable.’
- ‘Drouillard fell victim to the Blackfeet in 1810, Colter to jaundice three years later.’
- ‘When the federal government offered the Indian New Deal to the tribes, the Blackfeet voted to accept the IRA because it fit their vision and customs.’
- ‘Mohawk, Arapaho, and Blackfeet have developed preschools and elementary schools where their language is the language of instruction.’
- ‘The latter business not only shaded his reputation among some Blackfeet, Assiniboines, and Gros Venues, it cast doubt as to the depth of his sympathies.’
- ‘Here the Blackfeet moved south, sometimes threading the gap between the Big and Little Belt Mountains, sometimes skirting east, in order to get to the common hunting ground.’
- ‘Grinnell even made claims that he had been adopted by the Blackfeet for the work he did in securing them a fair price for their land when they were forced to sell.’
- ‘For the first time in four decades, save for the usual raids and counterraids with Blackfeet and Lakotas, the Crows had their country to themselves.’
- ‘This class is constantly exposed to the attacks of the Blackfeet and their numbers are greatly lessened by them.’
- ‘Her patients were Blackfeet and Cree who weren't welcome on the reservations or wouldn't live there.’
- ‘The Blackfeet believed in underground prairie reserves of buffalo and that if hunters killed all the buffalo they could find, more would emerge from secret caves.’
- ‘In 1873 or 1874, he brought back two bison bulls and two cows after spending the winter with the Blackfeet.’
- ‘Meloy's finished mural, Flathead War Party, shows the tribe preparing to attack the Blackfeet, with Mount Como in the background.’
2mass noun The Algonquian language of the Blackfoot, with about 6,000 speakers.
- ‘Some of the signs are in Shuswap, and the older Shuswap people speak it, but since this is a big league powwow, most of the MCs are imported and the announcements tend to be in Blackfoot or English.’
- ‘Bison, in Blackfoot, is an incredibly cool word.’
- ‘She explains that when she tries to speak Blackfoot with her grandchildren, they look at her as though she's speaking Borg.’
- ‘In other words, I spoke broken English and broken Blackfoot and I still speak that way.’
- ‘He was Canada's first Native senator and gave part of his first speech in the senate in Blackfoot.’
- ‘I know quite well when I was young I spoke both Blackfoot and English fluently.’
- ‘There are Masses in Cree, Chipweyan, Blackfoot and Dene as well as English.’
Relating to the Blackfoot or their language.
- ‘In 1875 destitute bands of Flatheads and Pend d' Oreilles were pressing into Blackfeet territory.’
- ‘Two elders from the Blackfoot community will be working with museum presenters at the launch of the exhibition on Thursday.’
- ‘Borders, land ownership, neighbors and government policies may change, but one thing is certain: The wind will blow through the passes and through Blackfeet territory.’
- ‘The Blackfeet peace with the western Indians, scheduled for the summer of 1854, however, had to be put off.’
- ‘You can learn about traditional beliefs and ceremonies, hear stories from the ancestors and find out what impact Europeans had on Blackfoot society.’
- ‘It is in this context that the strong sense of nationalism I see as being inherent in Blackfoot culture becomes explicit, that is, noticeable from the outside.’
- ‘Back in 1928, the literary world was wowed by Long Lance, an eponymous autobiography about growing up Blackfoot in the late 1800s.’
- ‘Thus, just as I would if I were to use the Blackfoot language, I have attempted to present nationalism as genderless within its own context.’
- ‘For instance, a young Blackfeet woman recalled her Catholic mission school years at Fort Shaw, Montana, as ‘the happiest days of my life’.’
- ‘Most notable among these were two series of bronzes depicting traditional Blackfeet culture and professional rodeo cowboys.’
- ‘For his diploma piece, he produced his sculptural depiction of a Blackfeet man, Indian Warrior, an equestrian figure honoring Native American people.’
- ‘The four most important Blackfoot ceremonies were obtained through women.’
- ‘More specifically, my understanding of the past relies heavily on oral tradition - the mechanism used to record Blackfoot history both prior to and following the invasion of their territory.’
- ‘But today there's a resurgence of interest in Blackfoot culture and history, in the language itself, that's revitalizing the tribes.’
- ‘In order to absorb the lupine hunting spirit, Blackfeet braves slept on furs and offered howls of praise to the wolf.’
- ‘Instead of these sources, he came to rely upon a few Blackfeet elders and informants to facilitate his imagination.’
- ‘He also delivered the first Parliament speech in the Blackfoot language.’
- ‘He said one of the most memorable couples he had married were Native Americans, a Blackfoot groom and a Cherokee bride.’
- ‘In addition, Montagnais, Chilcotin and Blackfoot versions are in the process of being produced.’
- ‘A few days after the Blackfeet story appeared in the newspaper, a member of the tribal council called to ask for help in assembling the historical arguments for their position.’
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