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  Blackfeet Nation
This is home to the Blackfeet Nation which has approximately 15,200 enrolled members of which 8,650 are off-reservation and 7,000 reside on the reservation.
Blackfeet Country is located in the northwestern part of Montana that includes most of Glacier County.
The Blackfeet (Pikuni) belong to what is called the "Blackfoot Confederacy" where three other Tribes reside in Canada that make up this confederacy; North Peigan/pikuni, Blood/Kainai and Blackfoot/Siksika.
www.blackfeetnation.com   (191 words)

  Blackfeet Religion
The Blackfeet are composed of a group of three Algonkian-speaking tribes: the Pikuni (or Piegan), the Kainah (or Blood), and the Siksika (or Northern Blackfoot).
Central to Blackfeet religion is the belief in a sacred force that permeates all things, represented symbolically by the sun whose light sustains all things.
Such was the strength of the Blackfeet that they were able to thwart the encroachment by Europeans into their land during the early decades of the 19th century.
philtar.ucsm.ac.uk /encyclopedia/nam/blackf.html   (626 words)

 blackfeet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Blackfeet Indians are commonly thought to have aquired their name because of the characteristic fl color of their moccasins, painted or darkened with ashes.
The Blackfeet Reservation is in northwestern Montana along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.
Next to the museum is "In the Footsteps of the Blackfeet," an authentic re-creation of an encampment.
lewisandclark.state.mt.us /blackfeet.htm   (266 words)

 "Wild Horse". Native American Art & History. Native people tribe. Siksika (Blackfeet)
Nevertheless, the Blackfeet, the premier wayfaring tribe of the northern plains, were battling almost everyone on the prairies by the 1800s.
The Blackfeet didn't particularly like American fur trappers, by their hostility toward the Missouri Fur Company, which tried to open a trading post in Blackfeet Country during the year of 1810 and immediately had to close down.
Although the Piegan Blackfeet were not involved directly in the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851, the federal government named them as one of the tribes authorized to use the huge part of Montana north of the Missouri River and east of the Continental Divide.
www.american-native-art.com /publication/siksika_blackfeet/siksika_blackfeet2.html   (1348 words)

 HISTORY OF THE BLACKFEET TRIBE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Montana Blackfeet are the only Plains group to have a reservation in the United States; the other groups occupy reservations in Southern Alberta, Canada.
As a communal event, the Blackfeet and other Plains tribes would gather in mid-summer to fulfill vows to assure the well-being of the community through the continued abundance of the buffalo.
Their main food source gone and not having yet taken up the concept of farming, the Blackfeet were forced with total dependence upon the Indian Agency for food.
www.neokistomi.com /blackfeet.html   (433 words)

 Facts for Kids: Blackfoot Indians (Blackfeet)
Blackfeet chiefs wore tall feather headdresses, different from the long warbonnets of the Sioux.
The Blackfeet were far-ranging people, especially once they acquired horses, and so they interacted frequently with all the other tribes of Montana and the Northern Plains, particularly the Gros Ventre, Shoshone, Crow, and Cree.
You may enjoy Blackfeet Indian Stories, which is a collection of legends retold by a lifelong friend of the Blackfoot people.
www.geocities.com /bigorrin/blackfoot_kids.htm   (1646 words)

Blackfeet guns had altered the balance of power in present-day Montana by the time the expedition arrived.
The Blackfeet language was such a mainstay of Plains life that most of the tribes the Corps met (and often mistook for Blackfeet) could speak it.
Lewis awoke to the sounds of a skirmish and was told by his men that the Blackfeet party was trying to steal their guns and horses.
lewisandclark.state.mt.us /piegan.htm   (405 words)

The 3,000-square-mile Blackfeet Reservation (1,525,712 acres of trust land) is located in northwestern Montana and is bounded by Canada on the north and Glacier National Park on the west.
The first treaty to affect the Blackfeet was the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie in which, despite the absence of any Blackfeet negotiators, the boundaries of the Blackfeet Nation were limited and set.
The Blackfeet of Montana are the only Plains group to have a reservation in the United States; the other three groups occupy reservations in southern Alberta, Canada.
www.bigskytribes.com /blackfeet.htm   (1106 words)

  Blackfeet Indian History
The origin of the name is disputed, but it is commonly believed to have reference to the discoloring of their moccasins by the ashes of the prairie fires; it may possibly have reference to fl-painted moccasins such as were worn by the Pawnee, Sihasapa, and other tribes).
Within the recent historic period, until gathered upon reservations, the Blackfeet held most of the immense territory stretching almost from North Saskatchewan river, Canada, to the southern headstreams of the Missouri in Montana, and from about lon.105° to the base of the Rocky mountains.
So far as history and tradition go, the Blackfeet have been roving buffalo hunters, dwelling in tipis and shifting periodically from place to place, without permanent habitations, without the pottery art or canoes, and without agriculture excepting for the sowing and gathering of a species of native tobacco.
www.accessgenealogy.com /native/tribes/blackfeet/blackfeetindiantribe.htm   (868 words)

 Volunteer in the USA - Host Community Culture and History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Blackfeet Nation is a confederacy of three sub-tribes speaking the same language, namely: Siksika or Blackfoot proper; Kaina (Kaena), or Blood; and Pikuni, or Piegan.
The Blackfeet Tribe runs the Blackfeet Community College on the reservation, however three elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school are managed by the school district.
The Blackfeet began to raise cattle, but a drought in 1919, and a series of hard winters forced many to relinquish control of their land in order to pay their taxes.
www.globalvolunteers.org /1main/montana/montanaculture.htm   (1120 words)

The Blackfeet were a confederacy of tribes which controlled a huge expanse of the northeastern Plains, from the North Saskatchewan River in Alberta to the Upper Missouri in Montana.
The three principal groups were the Blackfeet (Siksika), who lived farthest to the north; the Bloods (Kainah), named because they painted their bodies with red clay; and the Piegans (Pikuni), which means "poorly dressed" to the south.
In later years the Blackfeet were extremely hostile to the American free traders or "mountain men," who encroached upon their territory and were taking furs and business away from their tribal members.
www.nps.gov /jeff/LewisClark2/TheJourney/NativeAmericans/Blackfeet.htm   (2718 words)

 Constitution and By-Laws for the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana
Any member of the Blackfeet Tribe eighteen (18) years of age or older shall be eligible to vote when he or she presents himself or herself to the polling place wherein he or she is assigned to vote.
Future Powers - The council of the Blackfeet Reservation may exercise further powers as may in the future be delegated to the council by the members of the tribe or the Secretary of the Interior or by any other duly authorized official or agency of the state or federal government.
Tribal Lands - The unallotted lands of the Blackfeet Reservation, and all lands which may hereafter be acquired by the Blackfeet Tribe or by the United States in trust for the Blackfeet Tribe, including tribal timber reserve, shall be held as tribal lands and no part of such land shall be mortgaged or sold.
thorpe.ou.edu /constitution/blackfeet/bfcontTOC.html   (3655 words)

 Constitution and By-Laws for the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana
The jurisdiction of the Blackfeet Tribe shall extend to the territory within the confines of the Blackfeet Reservation boundaries as defined in the agreement of September 26, 1895; and to such other lands as may be hereafter added thereto under any law of the United States, except as otherwise provided by law.
It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Interior to call an election on any proposed amendment, at the request of two-thirds (2/3) of the council, or upon presentation of a petition signed by one-third (1/3) of the qualified voters, members of the tribe.
Regular Blackfeet Tribal Business Council meetings will be open to the public and from time to time the public will be invited to participate in the discussion of matters of importance to the tribe.
www.narf.org /nill/Constitutions/BlackfeetConst/bfconstitution.htm   (4109 words)

 The Blackfeet Heritage Center & Art Gallery is managed by Siyeh Corporation in Browning, Mont.
Blackfeet Heritage Center is located in Browning, Montana on Highway 2 in the heart of Blackfeet Country in beautiful northwestern Montana.
Blackfeet Heritage Center and Art Gallery is owned 100% by the Blackfeet Tribe and is managed by Siyeh Corporation, a federally chartered corporation under Section 17 of the Indian Reorganization Act.
Blackfeet artist Valentina Lapier is this month's featured artist at the Heritage Center, and the walls of the upper gallery are filled with her works in acrylics, watercolors, dyes and oils.
www.siyehdevelopment.com /heritage.html   (1621 words)

 Evening of art helps Blackfeet Nation
It was up to the Blackfeet community to match a $59,000 federal grant for the savings account within three years.
The Harvest Moon Ball and the Blackfeet Community Foundation provide a wonderful example of what can happen when rural citizens work together to ensure a brighter future for their community.
The Blackfeet endowment is creating a financial base for the community's needs, assuring a path to self-sufficiency.
www.rlnn.com /ArtOct05/EveningArtHelpsBlackfeetNation.html   (692 words)

 Indian Education on the Blackfeet Reservation
Her formal Blackfeet education began when she was 4 and was sent to the newly opened Nizipuhwahsin Center,the Blackfeet language immersion school.
But the parents insist that at the heart of the decisions was the lack of Blackfeet spirituality in education.
The Blackfeet Youth Development group estimates that one in three people is addicted to drugs and alcohol.
www.umt.edu /journalism/student_work/Native.News.2006/story_blackfeet2.html   (1038 words)

 Course Descriptions
This course will introduce students to the Blackfeet language through fundamental conversational settings that are practical and usable in our daily interactions with other community members.
The course's main objective is to have the student participate in designing learning units that increase personal comprehension of the Blackfeet language as well as adding a greater knowledge base to each of the conversational settings.
This course introduces the student to an overview of the basic convictions of the Blackfeet philosophical view of the world as manifested in Blackfeet songs, dances, oral history and language.
www.montana.edu /wwwbcc/descript.html   (9035 words)

The Blackfeet Indians are commonly thought to have acquired their name because of the characteristic fl color of their moccasins, painted or darkened with ashes.
The Blackfeet Reservation is in northwestern Montana along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.
Its one-and-a-half million acres are bordered on the north by Canada and on the west by Glacier National Park.
indiannations.visitmt.com /blackfeet.shtm   (306 words)

 Blackfeet Tribal Law and Order Code, Ch. 12 - Land
That the land exchanged for Tribal land is either allotted land held in trust for a member of the Blackfeet Tribe by the United States or land held in fee patent by a member or members of the Blackfeet Tribe.
Any member or members of the Blackfeet Tribe desiring to exchange certain of his or her land for Tribal land shall present a written application before the Blackfeet Land Board describing the land desired, the land of the member to be exchanged and the reasons for such exchange.
The Blackfeet Tribe and the member-exchange shall accept the appraisal of the fair market value of the land as made by the United States Government, unless either party takes exception to such appraisal, in which event either party may cause additional appraisals to be made upon the land in question.
www.narf.org /nill/Codes/blackfeetcode/blkftcode12land.htm   (1979 words)

 Eastern Slopes Montana - Blackfeet Reservation/Browning
This region is homeland for all Blackfeet Indians that shall endure for as long as the sun shall rise and these mountains cast their shadows and the Blackfeet Nation will live in peace and harmony with our brothers and our neighbors forever.
The Blackfeet were once referred to as "The Lords of the Great Plains," with a culture and tradition all their own.
The Blackfeet Tipi Encampment is located in the heart of the Blackfeet Nation, in the rolling prairie grasslands with commanding views of the Rocky Mountains.
www.trailofthegreatbear.com /esm/browning.html   (296 words)

 Blackfeet Studies offers rounded education : ICT [2006/11/01]
Many Blackfeet families do well in teaching their children but some don't, so this requirement provides everyone the opportunity to learn about tribal history and culture.
Lea Guardipe Whitford, Blackfeet, is the Blackfeet Studies department chair.
The Blackfeet Studies program is rather unique in that it's more focused than the Native Studies programs offered at other schools.
www.indiancountry.com /content.cfm?id=1096413892   (757 words)

 Blackfeet Nation History
Pushed westward, initially by their traditional enemies, the Cree, the Blackfeet soon were roaming over the huge portion of the northern plains from northern Saskachenewan and central Alberta to the Rocies, the head waters of the Missouri and as far south as today's prairie fires.
Although there were some differences among the Blackfeet groups, all spoke a common language, had a common culture and more or less viewed the entire Blackfeet territory as their own.
Blackfeet typically traveled across the Northern Plains in bands 20-30 people, which seemed to be most effective number for hunting buffalo.
www.manataka.org /page255.html   (3826 words)

 Indian Education at the Blackfeet Reservation
Scrawled on the chalkboard is a Blackfeet language map.
A large painting of a Blackfeet Jesus with Blackfeet children graces a wall in the school office: “Let the little children come to me.” Luke 18:16 is painted beneath, as is its Blackfeet translation.
Some families on the Blackfeet Reservation choose to leave public school because religion is not allowed in the curriculum.
www.umt.edu /journalism/student_work/Native.News.2006/story_blackfeet.html   (583 words)

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