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Blackfoot   /blˈækfˌʊt/   Listen
Blackfoot

noun
(pl. Blackfeet, Blackfoot)
1.
A member of a warlike group of Algonquians living in the northwestern plains.
2.
Any of the Algonquian languages spoken by the Blackfoot.



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"Blackfoot" Quotes from Famous Books



... forty-two, ten horses to the man, with two extra for the foreman. Then, for the first time, I learned that we were going down to the mouth of the Rio Grande to receive the herd from across the river in Old Mexico; and that they were contracted for delivery on the Blackfoot Indian Reservation in the northwest corner of Montana. Lovell had several contracts with the Indian Department of the government that year, and had been granted the privilege of bringing in, free of duty, any cattle to be ...
— The Log of a Cowboy - A Narrative of the Old Trail Days • Andy Adams

... grave in an Indian burying-ground at Pincer Creek, when he was surveying, where the Indian baby had been buried—above-ground, of course—in an old Saratoga trunk. That served to remind me of Francois' story about "Old Sun," who preceded "Running Rabbit"—note the name—as chief of the Alberta Blackfoot tribe, and always carried among his souvenirs of conquest a beautiful white scalp, with hair of the purest gold, very long and fine, but would never reveal how or where he got it. Many a night, when I couldn't sleep, I've worried ...
— The Prairie Mother • Arthur Stringer

... late one night in their camp on one of the many creeks in the Blackfoot region, where they had been established for several weeks, and Baptiste was on duty, guarding their meat and furs from the incursions of a too inquisitive grizzly that had been prowling around, and the impertinent investigations ...
— The Old Santa Fe Trail - The Story of a Great Highway • Henry Inman

... succeeded in doing, though both parties were troubled somewhat by Indians. The Crow Indians stole horses from Clark's party, and eight Blackfoot warriors attacked Lewis and three of his men. But Lewis got the better of them and captured four of ...
— Stories of Later American History • Wilbur F. Gordy

... gathering the gum abstain from washing themselves and especially from cleansing their heads, lest by removing the parasites from their hair they should detach the other insects from the boughs. Again, a Blackfoot Indian who has set a trap for eagles, and is watching it, would not eat rosebuds on any account; for he argues that if he did so, and an eagle alighted near the trap, the rosebuds in his own stomach would make the bird itch, with the ...
— The Golden Bough - A study of magic and religion • Sir James George Frazer

... overwhelming odds, where no quarter was asked or given, kept the American officers constantly employed, their training was hardly sufficient for the needs of a great campaign. In the running fights against Apache or Blackfoot the rules of strategy and tactics were of small account. The soldier was constrained to acknowledge the brave and the trapper as his teachers; and Moltke himself, with all his lore, would have been utterly baffled by the cunning of the Indian. Before the war of 1845-6 ...
— Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War • G. F. R. Henderson

... base of the Rocky Mountains in latitude 47 deg.! The high temperature of the hot boiling springs warms the air which flows northwest along the base of the mountains, sweeping through the Big Hole Pass, the Deer Lodge, Little Blackfoot, and Mullan Pass, giving a delightful winter climate to the valley of the St. Mary's, or Bitter Root. It flows like the Gulf Stream of the Atlantic. Says Captain Mullan: "On its either side, north and south, are walls of cold air, ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866 • Various



Words linked to "Blackfoot" :   Plains Indian, blackfoot daisy, Algonquian language, Algonquian, Algonquin, Buffalo Indian



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