Definition of Piegan in English:

Piegan

(also Peigan)

noun

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

    • ‘En route to join to rest of the expedition, they had their first and only encounter with Blackfeet, in which two Piegans were killed.’
    • ‘The Blackfoot Nation is actually a confederation of several distinct tribes, including the South Piegan, the Blood, the North Piegan, and the North Blackfoot.’
    • ‘Five tribes - Tsuu T'ina, Blackfoot, Blood, Peigan and Stoney - will set up camp for 10 exhausting days at the Stampede.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

adjective

  • Relating to the Piegan.

    • ‘Belle was born near Belt, Montana, the child of a Piegan mother who had married a white miner from Fort Benton.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Dressed in [the] full traditional manner of his Peigan people, he traveled beyond the borders of reality forever.’

Origin

Via Cree, from Blackfoot piikáni Piegan band.

Pronunciation:

Piegan

/pēˈɡan/