Definition of Blackfoot in English:

Blackfoot

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Pronunciation: /ˈblakfʊt
 
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noun (plural same or Blackfeet)

  • 1A member of a confederacy of North American Indian peoples of the north-western plains. The Blackfoot confederacy was made up of three closely related tribes: the Blackfoot proper or Siksika, the Bloods, and the Peigan.
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    • When the federal government offered the Indian New Deal to the tribes, the Blackfeet voted to accept the IRA because it fit their vision and customs.
    • 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.
    • Their expansion onto the plains displaced Lakotas, Crows, and Gros Venues to the south and the Blackfeet and Sarcees to the west.
  • 2 [mass noun] The Algonquian language of the Blackfoot, with about 6,000 speakers.
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    • There are Masses in Cree, Chipweyan, Blackfoot and Dene as well as English.
    • In other words, I spoke broken English and broken Blackfoot and I still speak that way.
    • She explains that when she tries to speak Blackfoot with her grandchildren, they look at her as though she's speaking Borg.

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  • Relating to the Blackfoot or their language.
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    • Thus, just as I would if I were to use the Blackfoot language, I have attempted to present nationalism as genderless within its own context.
    • He also delivered the first Parliament speech in the Blackfoot language.
    • In addition, Montagnais, Chilcotin and Blackfoot versions are in the process of being produced.

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