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Siksika (‘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 such as were worn by the Pawnee, Sihasapa, and other tribes). An important Algonquian confederacy of the northern plains, consisting of three subtribes, the Siksika proper or Blackfeet, the Kainah or Bloods, and the Piegan, the whole body being popularly known as Blackfeet. In close alliance with these are the Atsina and the Sarsi. Read more about Blackfeet Tribe History

Biographies

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Cemeteries

Census

Federally Recognized Tribes or Nations

Genealogy Help Pages

 Indian History

Home Page Links

Legends and Stories

Land and Maps

Language

Mailing Lists

Mailing lists are one of the best ways to find others searching in the same area, tribe or nation.  Listed are a few lists that might help you on your way to finding your Blackfeet ancestors.

Military

Reservations

Schools

 Indian Treaties

 Suggested Reading

  • Blackfoot Lodge Tales
    This collection of powerful stories reveals the complex and wondrous world of the Blackfoot nation in the nineteenth century. The thirty tales transcribed by George Bird Grinnell provide an intimate look into Blackfoot culture and philosophy and remind us of tribal values to be upheld and taught. Classic tales of adventure speak of deeds accomplished, and cultural heroes roam across an arresting Native landscape of legend and history. Ancient stories, captured in oral tradition, cast the shadow of the Blackfoot people far into the past and provide foundation and meaning for their lives in the present. The final section of this book is an insightful overview of the history and culture of the Blackfoot Nation. First published in 1892, Blackfoot Lodge Tales is based on George Bird Grinnell’s personal interactions with the Blackfoot people.

 



MLA Source Citation:

AccessGenealogy. Tribal Genealogy Research: Directory of online resources for specific tribes. Web. 2009-2013. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 19 August 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/blackfeet-indian-research.htm - Last updated on Nov 7th, 2013


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