noun (plural same or Piegans)
A member of a North American Indian people of the Blackfoot confederacy.
- White Calf, one of the leaders of the southern Piegans, remembered the Blackfeet wandering around, not knowing where they were going or where they were.
- The Blackfoot Nation is actually a confederation of several distinct tribes, including the South Piegan, the Blood, the North Piegan, and the North Blackfoot.
- En route to join to rest of the expedition, they had their first and only encounter with Blackfeet, in which two Piegans were killed.
Relating to the Piegan.
- On January 23, 1870, Baker attacked a friendly Piegan village, one riddled with smallpox, killing some 173 Piegans, mostly the old and sick, women and children.
- In 1855, the Blackfoot signed their first treaty, known as Lame Bull's Treaty, after the powerful Piegan chief who signed it.
- There is no evidence they ever visited the Blood or Piegan reserves, which are located west of Lethbridge and more than one hundred miles south of Calgary.
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