The Blackfeet

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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 ...

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604137958
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Series: History and Culture of Native Americans Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 122
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Paul C. Rosier 6

1 The Migration of the Blackfeet People 14

2 Culture, Religion, and Traditions 26

3 Women in Blackfeet Culture 41

4 Famous Blackfeet Leaders in History 50

5 The Nineteenth Century and "Progress" 58

6 The Blackfeet People in the Early to Mid-Twentieth Century 70

7 The Blackfeet People in the Mid- to Late Twentieth Century 79

8 Blackfeet in the Twenty-first Century 88

Chronology 103

Timeline 104

Glossary 106

Bibliography 108

Further Resources 110

Picture Credits 112

Index 113

About the Contributors 120

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