The montana governor's office of indian affairs is pleased to provide a tribal directory listing of tribal governments and tribal department directors these listings will be updated as we receive the information. There were many different native american indian tribes in america before the years when the pilgrims settled in america and one of the most interesting and well known tribes in the history of native american indian tribes is the blackfoot tribe. Blackfoot indians learn about the history of the blackfoot indians the nation of blackfoot indians actually consists of four different tribes: the blackfoot/siksika, blood/kainai, pikuni/peigan, and north peigan pikuni tribes situated mostly in the northwest united states and in canada after migrating from the great lakes.
The blackfoot are one of the oldest plains people they lived on the plains for about 4000 years before the arrival of the white man legend says that the blackfoot people walked across a burned prairie the ash turned their moccasins black that is how they got their name the blackfoot like to. The blackfeet water compact is the result of a decades-long process that confirms the tribe's winters water rights and the tribe's jurisdiction and authority over its water. During the winter months, members of the blackfoot indian tribe divided up into bands in the words these bands consisted of anywhere from 10 to 20 lodges depending on the size of the camp, and could hold about 100 to 200 members.
About blackfoot blackfoot began with the idea that when people connect they accomplish more than they do on their own named after the blackfoot river, our roots lied deep in the lasting relationships we've built with our customers. The blackfeet tribe originally lived in the northern plains around montana, idaho and alberta, canada many descendants of the blackfeet tribe still live there today there were four blackfeet bands with three of them in present day canada and one in united states. The blackfoot tribe the blackfoot were a tribe of nomadic hunter gatherers and members of the north-western plains indian people of north dakota and south dakota.
Blackfeet indians, siksika tribe, siksika indians ('black feet', from siksinam 'black', ka the root of oqkatsh, 'foot' the origin of the name is disputed, but it is commonly believed to have reference to the discoloring of their moccasins by the ashes of the prairie fires it may possibly have reference to black-painted moccasins. The blackfoot confederacy, niitsitapi or siksikaitsitapi (ᖹᐟᒧᐧᒣᑯ, meaning the people or blackfoot-speaking real people) is a historic collective name for the four bands that make up the blackfoot or blackfeet people: three first nation band governments in the provinces of saskatchewan, alberta, and british columbia, and one. The blackfoot confederacy or niitsítapi the blackfoot confederacy or niitsítapi blackfoot indian facts the blackfoot, who are also called blackfeet, indians were originally a nomadic american indian tribe that migrated from the great lakes region to the northwestern united states.
Blackfoot by richard c hanes and matthew t pifer overview the blackfoot nation is actually a confederation of several distinct tribes, including the south  piegan (or pikuni), the blood (or kainai), the north piegan, and the north blackfoot (or siksika. Just to be absolutely sure, here are these blackfeet sioux or the blackfoot i thought the distinction was that the sioux were plural (feet) and the distinct tribe -foot, but people have different criteria, i've painfully discovered. The blackfoot traditionally lived as hunter-gatherers in the northern great plains of north america, depending largely on buffalo for sustenance. Blackfoot culture and history as a complement to our blackfoot language information, we would like to share our collection of indexed links about the blackfoot people and various aspects of their society.
Be good, be kind, help each other respect the ground, respect the drum, respect each other--abe conklin - ponca/osage, (1926-1995. The blackfoot tribe was one of the most famous tribes of the great plains native american indians discover the vast selection of pictures on the subject of the tribes of famous native americans such as the blackfoot nation. Interesting facts about the blackfoot people when pitching a new camp, the blackfoot always built their teepees with the entrance facing east the four tribes making up the blackfoot nation are the southern piegan, kainai, siksika, and northern piegan.