The Blackfoot Nation really consists of four distinct nations, who share a historical and cultural background but have separate leadership: the Siksika (which means Blackfoot in Blackfoot), the Akainawa (also called Kainai or Bloods), the Pikanii (variously spelled Piikani, Pikani, Pikuni, Piegan, or Peigan), and the Blackfeet. The first three nations are in Alberta, Canada, and the fourth is in Montana. ("Blackfeet," though the official name of this nation, is actually a misnomer given to them by white authorities; the word is not plural in the Blackfoot language, and some Blackfoot in Montana resist this label.) The Blackfoot were nomadic plains hunters, traditional enemies of the Shoshone and Nez Perce. There are about 14,000 Blackfoot today all told.
Kainai Blackfeet elder, Black Plume, presents lectures and informational materials regarding traditions, culture and language of the Blackfeet.
History of the tribe, from PBS Online.
Language, culture, history and genealogy.
Culture, spirituality, and politics of the Blackfoot people based in Montana and Alberta.
Tribal profile, timeline, and links.
Information and links on Blackfoot culture, history, language, and genealogy.
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