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.
- The great explorer David Thompson recorded the account of an Indian named Saukamappee, who described how, in the summer of 1781, the Piegan Blackfeet had raided a Shoshone village.
- Durnstein feels terribly distant from the American West., Glacier National Park, and the Blackfeet Indians of Montana.
- 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.
2 [mass noun] The Algonquian language of the Blackfoot, with about 6,000 speakers.
- 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.
Relating to the Blackfoot or their language.
- 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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