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  Blackfoot (Siksika)
Siksika or Blackfoot, the smallest of the 3 tribes that make up the BLACKFOOT NATION.
During the nomadic period, the Blackfoot were buffalo hunters and warriors (courtesy PAA).
Before they had horses, Plains people such as the Blackfoot used tactics to funnel a herd towards a cliff (artwork by Lewis Parker).
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0000801   (465 words)

  
 Blackfoot syllabary, pronunciation and language
Blackfoot, or Siksika is an Algonquian language with about 8,000 speakers in the US state of Montana and the Canadian province of Alberta.
The Blackfoot syllabary was devised by John William Tims (1857-1945), an Anglican missionary from England who spent 12 years from 1883 to 1895 among the Blackfoot people in the North-West Territories of Canada (now Alberta).
Tims based his Blackfoot syllabary on James Evans' Ojibwe syllabary and used it to produce a dictionary of the Blackfoot language and translations of a number a biblical texts.
www.omniglot.com /writing/blackfoot.htm   (151 words)

  
  Blackfoot Hosting
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Blackfoot has the right to suspend the service immediately in the event of a breach or suspected breach by the client.
Blackfoot will not be liable for any damages or losses including loss of turnover, sales, revenue, profits or indirect consequential or special loss to you or your business.
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  JD Blackfoot
Blackfoot was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on May 9, 1944, but spent most of his early years in Columbus until age 8 when his father got an office job with the Atomic Energy Commission and moved his family to Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
In 1957, Blackfoot’s father left the AEC and was hired by the Department of Employment Services in Washington D.C. This time, the family settled in nearby Laurel, Maryland, which is where Blackfoot entered high school.
It was after Blackfoot settled in Ohio that he started a series of jobs, including a sales position in a haberdashery, driving a Pepsi truck, becoming a bug exterminator for Orkin and finally, in 1966, being taken on as an agent for Prudential Life.
www.jdblackfoot.com /bio.html   (3385 words)

  
 Blackfoot Nation - Crystalinks
The Blackfoot were fiercely independent and very successful warriors whose territory stretched from the North Saskatchewan River along what is now Edmonton Alberta, Canada, to the Missouri River of Montana, and from the Rocky Mountains and along the Saskatchewan river and down into the state of Montana to the Missouri river.
The Blackfoot maintained this traditional way of life based on hunting bison, until the near extinction of the bison by 1881 forced them to change and finally adapt to the coming of Europeans.
Blackfoot music, the music of the Blackfoot tribes, (best translated in the Blackfoot language as nitsínixki - "I sing", from nínixksini - "song") is primarily a vocal kind of music, using few instruments (called ninixkiátsis, derived from the word for song and associated primarily with European-American instruments), only percussion and voice, and few words.
www.crystalinks.com /blackfoot.html   (1909 words)

  
 Civilization.ca - Media - The Blackfoot Way of Life
The Blackfoot people share the world with the Sky Beings (the sun, the moon and the stars), the Earth Beings (all the four-legged animals, the plants, the rocks and the earth itself) and the Water Beings (creatures such as fish, turtles, water birds, beaver, otter and muskrat).
Blackfoot leaders listened carefully to everyone's advice and opinion so that their decisions reflected the consensus of all camp members.
Throughout history, the Blackfoot people have successfully confronted and surmounted dramatic events and changing circumstances that could have destroyed their culture and eliminated their entire population.
www.civilization.ca /media/docs/fsbft01e.html   (822 words)

  
 Native American Society
The Blackfoot, whose name literally means "moccasins which became fl from prairie ash," are a plains tribe who frequented the border area of northern Montana and southern Alberta, Canada.
Blackfoot belief is that an old man named Napi was the creator of the world.
While the Blackfoot were forced to protect their homelands from white intruders too, they did carry on trade peacefully with European trappers for more than 200 years.
www.thewildwest.org /interface/index.php?action=193   (510 words)

  
 Blackfoot Indian Nation - Real People of Montana
The Blackfoot Confederacy is the name given to four Native American tribes in the Northwestern Plains, which include the North Peigan the South Peigan, the Blood, and the Siksika tribes.
Typical of the Plains Indians in many aspects of their culture, the Blackfoot were nomadic hunter-gatherers, living in teepees and subsiding primarily on buffalo and gathered vegetable foods.
The Blackfoot maintained their traditions and culture right up until the time that the white settlers had made the buffalo almost extinct.
www.legendsofamerica.com /NA-Blackfoot.html   (929 words)

  
 Blackfoot Idaho Police Department   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Blackfoot Police Department is the primary Law Enforcement agency for the City of Blackfoot.
Blackfoot is nestled in the center of Bingham County and is the seat of the county.
Blackfoot is the center of the largest potato producing community in the world, producing a third of the US potatoes (and you know how Americans love their "fries"!)
www.blackfootpolice.org /index2.html   (135 words)

  
 Handbook of Texas Online:
Blackfoot is on Farm Road 860 twenty miles from Palestine in northwestern Anderson County.
Blackfoot had one school, known as the Stillhouse school and taught by Mrs.
At the beginning of the twentieth century Blackfoot had a justice of the peace courthouse that was used until about 1935 for precinct court.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/BB/hnb43.html   (416 words)

  
 Blackfoot   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Donald G. Frantz and Norma Jean Russell, Blackfoot Dictionary of Stems, Roots, and Affixes.
--- Frantz and Russell's Blackfoot Dictionary is the first scholarly dictionary of Blackfoot to appear since Uhlenbeck and van Gulik's An English-Blackfoot Vocabulary (1930), and the result of a quarter of a century of research.
"Blackfoot" here includes the dialects of the Blood and Peigan as well as of the Blackfoot/Blackfeet of Alberta and Montana; dialect differences (not great) are noted where relevant.
linguistics.buffalo.edu /ssila/learning/blackfoo.htm   (614 words)

  
 Facts for Kids: Blackfoot Indians (Blackfeet)
Most Blackfoot words are very long and difficult for English speakers to pronounce, but one easy word that you might like to learn is "Oki" (pronounced "oh-kee,") which means "Hello!" You can listen to a Blackfoot woman talk in her language here and read a Blackfoot picture glossary here.
Blackfoot men were hunters and sometimes went to war to defend their families.
Blackfoot artists are known for their fine quill embroidery and beadwork.
www.geocities.com /bigorrin/blackfoot_kids.htm   (1646 words)

  
 Blackfoot Language and the Blackfoot Indian Tribe (Siksika, Pikuni, Piegan, Piikani, Kainai, Blackfeet, Niitsipussin)
At first the Blackfoot Indians were pleased by the arrival of the Europeans, since the horses they brought were invaluable to buffalo hunters.
Hundreds of Blackfoot Indians starved to death, and the forced transition to sedentary life left a once-mighty nation dependent on government rations.
Nevertheless, in the face of these travails the Blackfoot people have not lost their culture, and the Blackfoot Indian language is one of the few indigenous languages in Canada and the United States which has a good chance for survival.
www.native-languages.org /blackfoot.htm   (674 words)

  
 Native American Society
The Blackfoot, whose name literally means "moccasins which became fl from prairie ash," are a plains tribe who frequented the border area of northern Montana and southern Alberta, Canada.
The Blackfoot were gifted artists, with many tipis painted with exquisite designs and ceremonial clothing that was fringed and decorated with quillwork, beads and paint.
While the Blackfoot were forced to protect their homelands from white intruders too, they did carry on trade peacefully with European trappers for more than 200 years.
thewildwest.org /interface/index.php?action=193   (510 words)

  
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Society-BLACKFOOT The Blackfoot Indians of the United States and Canada were divided into three main groups: the Northern Blackfoot or Siksika, the Kainah or Blood, and the Piegan.
The three as a whole are also referred to as the Siksika (translated Blackfoot), a term which probably derived from the discoloration of moccasins with ashes (Mooney 1910: 570).
Before the Blackfoot were placed on reservations in the latter half of the nineteenth century, they occupied a large territory which stretched from the North Saskatchewan River in Canada to the Missouri River in Montana, and from long.
lucy.ukc.ac.uk /EthnoAtlas/Hmar/Cult_dir/Culture.7833   (1275 words)

  
 The Blackfoot River in Montana : Fly Fishing and Overview
The Blackfoot River is one of the finest rivers in Montana.
The Blackfoot River, for more than 30 miles on the lower stretch of the river, flows through the "Blackfoot River Recreation Corridor." This corridor is a cooperative land agreement between FWP and the private landowners along the river, which has allowed for excellent access to the river while reducing the impact from its heavy use.
The Blackfoot River begins along the continental divide in the mountains outside Lincoln, and flows through scenic and diverse countryside for 130 miles before its confluence with the Clark Fork near the town of Bonner.
www.bigskyfishing.com /River-Fishing/SW-MT-Rivers/blackfoot-river/blackfoot_overview.htm   (678 words)

  
 Blackfoot
Smallpox epidemics devastated the Blackfoot population in 1781, 1837, and 1869.
This concern is reflected today in the Blackfoot claim for priority rights over the water resources on the reservation, rights to certain natural resources within the boundaries of Glacier National Park as specified in the 1896 agreement, and the appropriate use of reservation lands by both members and non-members.
The pervasive use of the buffalo in Blackfoot culture provides the basis for Alfred Vaughan's claim, recorded by John C. Ewers, that the buffalo was the Blackfoot's "Staff of Life." Until the buffalo's near extermination in the early 1880s, they roamed the plains in extraordinarily large herds.
www.everyculture.com /multi/A-Br/Blackfoot.html   (6817 words)

  
 Blackfoot. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Blackfoot were unremittingly hostile toward neighboring tribes and usually toward white men; intrusions upon Blackfoot lands were efficiently repelled.
With the early coming of the white man, the Blackfoot gained wealth from the sale of beaver pelts, but the killing off of the buffalo and the near exhaustion of fur stocks brought them to near starvation.
Presently the Blackfoot are mainly ranchers and farmers living on reservations in Montana and Alberta.
www.bartleby.com /65/bl/Blackfoo.html   (331 words)

  
 Blackfoot River - Fishing Guide - Montana FWP
The Blackfoot River, one of twelve renowned “Blue Ribbon” rivers in Montana and a major tributary of the Clark Fork of the Columbia River, begins at the junction of Beartrap and Anaconda creeks near the Continental Divide.
From the North Fork downstream, the Blackfoot lends itself gradually to floating, swimming, and wading.
The Blackfoot River Trout Restoration Initiative focuses on the recovery of native fish species, and depends on cooperating agencies, watershed groups, and landowners to protect the river's many resources and uses.
fwp.mt.gov /fishing/guide/q_Blackfoot_River__1138907468712_0_127.319000244141.aspx   (875 words)

  
 MetaSwitch - Case Study: Blackfoot Telephone
Founded as a co-operative in 1954, Blackfoot Telephone is one of the largest telephone companies in the Mid-West with 23 exchanges serving over 17,000 lines across 6,500 square miles of southwestern Montana.
Blackfoot has a history of being at the cutting edge of technology.
Blackfoot embarked on a strategy to move the company to a packet-based infrastructure, laying hundreds of miles of fiber cable and adopting a softswitch-controlled service delivery platform.
www.metaswitch.com /rescenter/blackfoot.htm   (358 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Blackfoot Indians
The estimate made by Mackenzie (about the year 1790) of 2250 to 2550 warriors, or perhaps 8500 souls, is probably very near the truth for that period.
In their culture the Blackfeet were a typical Plains tribe, living in skin tipis, roving from place to place without permanent habitation, without pottery, basketry, or canoes, having no agriculture except for the planting of a native tobacco, and depending almost entirely upon the buffalo for subsistence.
Blackfoot dictionary, as well as of a monumental grammar and dictionary of the
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02590d.htm   (1066 words)

  
 Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Center, Membership Directory, Business Development Programs, Member Referral ...
Blackfoot, Idaho stands as an oasis in the desert with many attractions, and facilities for its citizens, and visitors.
Blackfoot is also home of The Eastern Idaho State Fair which attracts thousands of visitors during the first week of September.
The county seat of Bingham County, Blackfoot is the agricultural center of east Idaho's important potato industry.
www.blackfootchamber.org   (253 words)

  
 Blackfoot Confederacy
The Blackfoot Confederacy consists of four different tribes, the Pikuni/Peigan, North Peigan Pikuni, Blood/Kainai, and Blackfoot/Siksika.
The Niitsitapi are Ahpikuni (Peigan), Southern Ahpikuni (Montana Blackfeet), Ahkainah (Bloods) and Siksika (Blackfoot).
The Blackfoot were first introduced to horses in 1730 when the Shoshoni attacked them on horseback.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/cultural/northamerica/blackfoot.html   (653 words)

  
 Blackfoot Syllabarium
Blackfoot was also later written in a Syllabic script directly derived from Plains Cree (Murdoch 1984:47).
Blackfoot syllabary, unlike other syllabics systems, tended to over-differentiate, giving more symbols than necessary for representing the language.
Blackfoot keeps the Syllabics vowel direction ordering (north-west, n.e., s.w., s.e.), but reassigns the vowel sounds to their Roman order (a.e.i.o).
www.languagegeek.com /algon/siksika/blk_syllabarium.html   (809 words)

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