The Blackfeet

The Blackfeet

by Theresa Jensen Lacey
     
 

Formally known as the Blackfoot Confederacy, the Blackfeet are comprised of three tribes that lived in what is now central Montana, western Saskatchewan, and southern Alberta. The Blackfeet became known for their fierce bravery in conflicts with other native tribes and with whites. After contact with the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery ended disastrously with

Overview

Formally known as the Blackfoot Confederacy, the Blackfeet are comprised of three tribes that lived in what is now central Montana, western Saskatchewan, and southern Alberta. The Blackfeet became known for their fierce bravery in conflicts with other native tribes and with whites. After contact with the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery ended disastrously with the deaths of some innocent Blackfeet boys, Blackfeet people closed their lands to all whites, a futile effort. The Blackfeet people as a whole suffered through betrayals at the hands of Canadian and U.S. governments, which demanded treaties without honoring them, inflicted starvation winters, and spread diseases to which the Blackfeet people were not immune. Still the Blackfeet survived, proving that they are as brave as they are resilient.

The History and Culture of Native Americans tells the stories, history, and traditions of 14 major Native American tribes. Each book demonstrates a tribe's importance in the development of the United States, their encounters and relations with other nations and non-Native Americans, and spotlights those people who played an integral part in historical events.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604137958
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Series:
History and Culture of Native Americans Series
Pages:
122
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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