Definitions for blackfootˈblækˌfʊt
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a member of a warlike group of Algonquians living in the northwestern plains
any of the Algonquian languages spoken by the Blackfoot
a Native American confederacy of several tribes
a member of these tribes
the Algonquian language of these people
of or pertaining to the Blackfeet; as, a Blackfoot Indian
a Blackfoot Indian
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The Blackfoot Confederacy or Niitsitapi is the collective name of three First Nation band governments in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. It is also a Native American tribe in Montana, United States. There are three tribes in Canada, the Siksika, the Kainai and the Northern Piegan, and one tribe in the United States: the Southern Piegans in Montana. Historically, the member peoples of the Confederacy were nomadic bison hunters and trout fishermen, who ranged across large areas of the northern Great Plains of Western North America, specifically the semi-arid shortgrass prairie ecological region. They followed the bison herds as they migrated between what are now the United States and Canada, as far north as Bow River. In the first half of the 18th century, they acquired horses and firearms from white traders and their Cree and Assiniboine go-betweens. The Blackfoot used these to expand their territory at the expense of neighboring tribes. Now riding horses, the Blackfoot and other Plains tribes could also extend the range of their buffalo hunts.
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