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  Blackfoot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Blackfoot were fiercely independent and very successful warriors whose territory stretched from the North Saskatchewan River along what is now Edmonton, Alberta in 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.
Since the band was defined by place of residence, rather than by kinship, a person was free to leave one band and join another, which tended to ameliorate leadership disputes.
The Blackfoot maintained this traditional way of life based on hunting bison, until the near extinction of the bison by 1881 forced them to adapt their ways of life in response to the effects of the European settlers and their descendants.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blackfoot   (920 words)

 Blackfoot (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Blackfoot are a Southern rock band from Jacksonville, Florida.
They were formed in 1972 and were contemporaries of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and tried for years to make it as a Southern rock band, although they were more popular as a hard rock outfit.
They had a number of hit albums in the 70's and early 80's before their popularity started to wane; they had broken up by 1984, though not before former Uriah Heep keyboardist/songwriter Ken Hensley had joined the group during their last couple of years together.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blackfoot_(band)   (222 words)

 Blackfoot Nation - Crystalinks
Blackfoot Confederacy is a name applied to four Native American tribes in the Northwestern Plains.
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)

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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)

 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   (900 words)

 NPS Publications: The Blackfoot
To a slight degree, the band regulated marriage in that it was preferable though not necessarily exogamous and patrilocal.
Each of the three main divisions of the Blackfoot had a fairly definite head chief, however, who attained his position simply by a growing unanimity on the part of the head men of the bands as to who should hold the position.
It is Wissler's contention, however, that the main outlines of the Blackfoot culture pattern are already established before the introduction of the horse which he believes to have occurred at least by 1745 (1915:36-7).
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/berkeley/steward/stewardd.htm   (6058 words)

 Blackfoot - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Blackfoot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
During the winter the Blackfeet dispersed into scattered hunting bands to follow the buffalo herds, but came together in the summer to celebrate the sun dance, their main religious ceremony.
The Blackfoot is the hereditary enemy of the Crow, toward whom hostility is like a cherished principle of religion; for every tribe, besides its casual antagonists, has some enduring foe with whom there can be no permanent reconciliation.
He was stripped naked, and, having some knowledge of the Blackfoot language, overheard a consultation as to the mode of despatching him, so as to derive the greatest amusement from his death.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Blackfoot   (754 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 also listen to a Blackfoot woman speaking her language here and read a glossary of Blackfoot words here.
Blackfoot dresses and war shirts were fringed and often decorated with porcupine quills, beads, and elk teeth.
Blackfoot artists are known for their fine quill embroidery and beadwork.
www.geocities.com /bigorrin/blackfoot_kids.htm   (1269 words)

 CD Gallery - Blackfoot
Blackfoot is the band that Rick Medlocke formed after leaving Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Blackfoot's debut is a hard rocking and muscular take on Skynyrd's southern rock n roll.
Blackfoot's "Marauder" is a GREAT album and should have been a giganitic hit.
ultmetal.tripod.com /blackfoot.htm   (1237 words)

 Blackfoot Sue - The Official Web Site - Biography, Part 1
Blackfoot Sue's first LP, Nothing To Hide, was eventually released in April 1973, boasting a textured gatefold sleeve with gorgeous front cover artwork (by Anne Meisel), arty portrait photography inside and a full set of lyrics on the back cover.
Blackfoot Sue's second album, Strangers, was recorded in 1974, but disputes with their management meant that its release was postponed indefinitely.
Recognising the importance of good quality gear, any money that the band made from gigging was ploughed straight back into their equipment (in December 1972, the value of their equipment was estimated at around £4500, a not insubstantial sum for those days).
www.blackfootsue.com /bfsbiog.htm   (5864 words)

 Blackfoot Sue - The Official Web Site - Biography, Part 2
The name change was actually a fairly straight-forward decision, as the press had often referred to the boys as "Blackfoot" or "the Blackfoots" anyway, and the band had never been entirely comfortable at being labelled with a girl's name, despite their manager's enthusiasm for what he had considered to be a catchy hook.
Without the benefit of a recording contract, the band soldiered on regardless, becoming a five-piece by recruiting vocalist Colin Peel into their ranks (though a gifted vocalist and front-man, these days Peel is probably better known as TV presenter Gabby Roslin's husband!).
Before too long, brimming over with song ideas, the band took to the recording studios, and the end result was the album Talk Radio, released in 1995 in Germany only, and found the band delivering a suite of powerful and classically crafted rock songs, including a remake of the classic track Standing In The Road.
www.blackfootsue.com /bfsbiogpart2.htm   (3528 words)

 Blackfoot: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Blackfoot Confederacy is a name applied to four Native American (Native American: Any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived) tribes in the Northwestern Plains.
The Blackfoot were fiercely independent and very successful warriors whose territory stretched from the North Saskatchewan River (North Saskatchewan River: the north saskatchewan river is a glacier-fed river flowing east from the canadian...
In 1877, the Canadian Blackfoot signed Treaty 7 (Treaty 7: treaty 7 is a contract concluded in 1887 between several mainly flfoot native...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/blackfoot   (891 words)

 Blackfoot- Diary of a Workingman.. Workingman's band
To all of us who have followed Blackfoot from the very beginning, I was very sorry to hear about Jak's brain anuerism.
I have seen Jak play over 50 times with Blackfoot and about 12 times with the Southern Rock Allstars and though I have not seen Blackfoot since the reincarnation, I will always appreciate what Jak gave us fans with his awesome drumming and his dedication to rock and roll.
Blackfoot will always be number one in my heart.
www.geocities.com /SunsetStrip/Venue/9552/blackfoot   (166 words)

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.
Upon ceremonial occasions each of the three principal tribes camped in a great circle, as usual among the Plains tribes, the tipis of each band occupying a definite section of the circle, with the "medicine lodge", or ceremonial sacred structure, in the centre of the circle.
Among the most noted of these Oblate missionaries were Father Albert Lacombe (1848-90), author of a manuscript Blackfoot dictionary, as well as of a monumental grammar and dictionary of the Cree, and Father Emile Legal (1881-90), author of several important manuscripts relating to the Blackfoot tribe and language.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02590d.htm   (1127 words)

 Blackfoot Language and the Blackfoot Indian Tribe (Siksika, Pikuni, Piegan, Kainai, Blackfeet, Niitsipussin)
People: The Blackfoot Nation really consists of four distinct Blackfoot nations, who share a historical and cultural background but have separate leadership: the Siksika (which means Blackfoot), the Akainawa (also called Kainai or Bloods), the Pikanii (variously spelled Piikani, Pikani, Pikuni, Piegan, or Peigan), and the Blackfeet Nation.
Smallpox epidemics ravaged the Blackfoot population in the mid-1800's (there is evidence that some white settlers may have deliberately helped it along by selling infected blankets).
Nevertheless, in the face of these travails the Blackfoot 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   (625 words)

 Blackfoot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Blackfoot's bold and long history is the thing that legends are made of.
Touring with bands such as The Who, Deep Purple, AC/DC, ZZ Top and giving America their first taste of bands like Def Leppard, Scorpions, Iron Maiden and others who opened the show for Blackfoot's headline tours.
Forming his first "play for pay" band at age ten, the stage was set leaving no doubt as to what he would do for the rest of his life.
www.rockinthehills.com /blackfoot.html   (729 words)

 Southern Rock Allstars - Interviews - Logan Banner - February 4, 2002
Charles Hart played bass in the band, and got left behind while myself, Mitch Rigel (the drummer for RT and Rossington Band) and the RT road crew all went on the road for the Tribute Tour.
Those bands do not need the SRA to come up and start trying to be their clones or to try to ride their coat tails.
I think that the SRA band has just become tighter as a band, and this time the songs were written and chosen as a band.
www.southernrock.com /Press/iviews_archived/iv-bod02.html   (2379 words)

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The Blackfoot band, the social and political unit throughout the greater part of the year, was a fluid organization.
Grinnell believed the existence of bands bearing the same name among two Blackfoot tribes was due to persons leaving one tribe to live with another who chose to preserve the name of their former band rather than unite with an existing band in their new tribe.
Although Blackfoot bands may originally have been composed of groups of blood relatives, it is certain that, by processes such as described above, they became mixed long ago.
lucy.ukc.ac.uk /EthnoAtlas/Hmar/Mar_dir/XMarriage.4921   (496 words)

 No Life Til Metal - CD Gallery - Blackfoot
Blackfoot's debut is a hard rocking and muscular take on Lynyrd Skynyrd's southern rock 'n' roll sound.
In an attempt to boost the band's popularity after the nosedive southern rock had taken in the early 80's, Blackfoot decided to add a keyboardist.
In the mid-80's Southern rock was in a sad state, with bands like Molly Hatchet,.38 Special and Blackfoot turning from their Southern rock boogie to a polished pop rock sound.
www.nolifetilmetal.com /blackfoot.htm   (2156 words)

 Southbound Beat Magazine..Music Interviews, CD Reviews, Articles, and More
Blackfoot is actually the Blackfeet Indians and Blackfoot is the plural of that, it’s reverse English.
But I would say that the band is just as good in a different way, and Bobby is a different style but he is a great singer and guitar player.
To also show the public that not all reunion bands come out to rape the public and some have one or two people but this is the original and we are quality musicians and entertainers and just put on a great show.
www.southboundbeat.com /issue_10/interviews/blackfoot.php   (2577 words)

 Marauder by Blackfoot CD
Although Blackfoot's 1980 release, TOMCATTIN', was another solid, hard-rocking release, it failed to connect with record buyers in the same way as the band's surprise hit from a year before, STRIKES.
Blackfoot were one of the most under-rated, under exposed rock bands ever too come out of the states.
They were the best live band i've ever seen- they blew me away in 1980 supporting the Scorpions in Liverpool on their first tour of the UK.
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/pid/1096794/a/Marauder.htm   (407 words)

 2006 Apr   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Blackfoot's bold history is legendary, having toured with the lieks of Deep Purple, The Who, ZZ Top, Iron Maiden and The Scorpions.
This Texas band has become an institution dedicated to preserving the legacy of big band Western Swing.
Like any large band that has survived more than twenty-five years of touring and recording, Asleep at the Wheel have a fluid lineup centered around anchor/leader Ray Benson.
www.houstonheadline.com   (1219 words)

 Blackfoot: Them Changes 1972-1978
The original 4-piece band was back together, complete with old roadies John Vassiliou and Ricky Reynolds, and new roadie Gary Dalton (Gary had been a roadie for Lenny's band, "Blackberry Hill", the band I had come to North Carolina to join).
The band did well in the area, and had made a lot of friends, so we decided to stay for a while.
Blackfoot road manager John Vassiliou had quit several weeks earlier, and on January 31st, in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Ruby said that she, too, had had enough.
www.siogo.com /blackfoot_history/1972_1978.htm   (1653 words)

 In Music We Trust - INTERVIEW: NDN
Greg T. on bass and Jakson on drums were joined by band frontman Rickey Medlocke and guitarist Charlie Hargrett for a string of gold and platinum albums in the late seventies and early eightiess.
When I put BLACKFOOT together in 1969 we went by the name Hammer but about six months into the band's career another band on the west coast by the name of Hammer put an album out so we had to change the name and Jakson came up with the name BLACKFOOT.
That is where we recorded the first BLACKFOOT album "No Reservations." Fortunately circumstances have worked out such that we have been able to work together off and on and we have been very fortunate and have been able to keep a promise we made to each other years ago to see this through.
www.inmusicwetrust.com /articles/13h03.html   (2551 words)

BLACKFOOT drummer Jakson Spires passed away this morning from a brain aneurysm in Ft. Pierce, Florida.
Blackfoot was probably the best of the Southern Rock bands live.
Blackfoot open for the Who at the peak of their commercial success; they went over great, and deservedly so.
www.roadrunnerrecords.com /blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=34236   (585 words)

 BLACKFOOT | Rockdetector   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
BLACKFOOT would generally open the show before performing a second set with Starr singing.
It was not until 1979's 'Strikes' album, produced by BROWNSVILLE STATION drummer Henry Weck, did BLACKFOOT, now bolstered by fresh management and a new record company Atco, began to make an impact with the record going on to pull in over half a million sales eventually going platinum.
Although road weary, the band had been on tour for twenty two months, the group's work ethic pushed sales of the album higher and higher...
www.rockdetector.com /artist,1135.sm   (242 words)

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As fate would have it, his band was having problems with their guitar player as were we with our keyboard player.
Both our bands gave two week notices to the clubs we were playing, honored our committments, got together for our first rehearsal and Blackfoot was born.
To name all the bands we met and played with that weekend and went on to do hundreds of shows with during the next seventeen years would fill up a page by itself.
www.4ndns.com /years.htm   (4027 words)

 No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - Southern Rock Allstars
When I heard that members from my two favorite Southern Rock bands (Molly Hatchet and Blackfoot) had formed a new band I was anxious to get a copy.
Mixed in with the SRA songs is a scattering of tracks made popular by some of the members originals bands; Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackfoot, Molly Hatchet and more.
Closing out the set is one of the band¹s most fun and bizzared choices for a cover, Kiss' "Rock and Roll All Night." Quite the enjoyable live set.
www.nolifetilmetal.com /southernrock.htm   (950 words)

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