Definition of Piegan in English:

Piegan

(also Peigan)

noun

  • A member of a North American Indian people of the Blackfoot confederacy.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Blackfoot Nation is actually a confederation of several distinct tribes, including the South Piegan, the Blood, the North Piegan, and the North Blackfoot.’
    • ‘En route to join to rest of the expedition, they had their first and only encounter with Blackfeet, in which two Piegans were killed.’
    • ‘Some, such as the Doctor, a Peigan who conducts aboriginal awareness training workshops for social service agencies in Calgary, debates whether any movement actually exists.’
    • ‘Five tribes - Tsuu T'ina, Blackfoot, Blood, Peigan and Stoney - will set up camp for 10 exhausting days at the Stampede.’

adjective

  • Relating to the Piegan.

    • ‘Dressed in [the] full traditional manner of his Peigan people, he traveled beyond the borders of reality forever.’
    • ‘On January 23, 1870, Baker attacked a friendly Piegan village, one riddled with smallpox, killing some 173 Piegans, mostly the old and sick, women and children.’
    • ‘In 1855, the Blackfoot signed their first treaty, known as Lame Bull's Treaty, after the powerful Piegan chief who signed it.’
    • ‘Belle was born near Belt, Montana, the child of a Piegan mother who had married a white miner from Fort Benton.’
    • ‘There is no evidence they ever visited the Blood or Piegan reserves, which are located west of Lethbridge and more than one hundred miles south of Calgary.’

Origin

From Blackfoot Piikániwa.

Pronunciation

Piegan

/ˈpiːɡ(ə)n/