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Bibliography of the Blackfoot

Bibliography of the Blackfoot

Author: Hugh Aylmer Dempsey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810847620

Category: History

Page: 245

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Now in paperback. In this book, the compilers have brought together more than 1,800 references to literature relating to the Blackfoot. About one third of the citations are annotated, and an author index and a general index simplify the utilization of this valuable resource tool.

Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians

Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians

Author: Clark Wissler

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803297629

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians, originally published in 1908 by the American Museum of Natural History, introduces such figures as Old Man, Scar-Face, Blood-Clot, and the Seven Brothers. Included are tales with ritualistic origins emphasizing the prototypical Beaver-Medicine and the roles played by Elk-Woman and Otter-Woman, and a presentation of Star Myths, which reveal the astronomical knowledge of the Blackfoot Indians. Narratives about Raven, Grasshopper, and Whirlwind-Boy account for conditions in humanity and nature. Many of the stories in the concluding group-like "The Lost Children" and "The Ghost-Woman"-were tales told to Blackfoot children. Clark Wissler notes that these narratives were collected very early in the twentieth century from the Piegans in Montana and from the North Piegans, Bloods, and Northern Blackfoot in Canada. Most were translated by D. C. Duvall and revised for Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians by Wissler. Wissler (1870-1947) was curator at the American Museum of Natural History and chairman of the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University. Among his major works are North American Indians of the Plains and Man and Culture. Introducing this Bison Book edition is Alice B. Kehoe, a professor of sociology and anthropology at Marquette University and the author of North American Indians: A Comprehensive Account.

Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians

Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians

Author: Clark Wissler

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803260466

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

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Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians, originally published in 1908 by the American Museum of Natural History, introduces such figures as Old Man, Scar-Face, Blood-Clot, and the Seven Brothers. Included are tales with ritualistic origins emphasizing the prototypical Beaver-Medicine and the roles played by Elk-Woman and Otter-Woman, as well as a presentation of Star Myths, which reveal the astronomical knowledge of the Blackfoot Indians. Narratives about Raven, Grasshopper, and Whirlwind-Boy account for conditions in humanity and nature. Many of the stories in the concluding group, such as ?The Lost Children? and ?The Ghost-Woman,? were tales told to Blackfoot children. ø These narratives were collected early in the twentieth century from the Piegans in Montana and from the North Piegans, the Bloods, and the Northern Blackfoot in Canada. Most were translated by D. C. Duvall and revised for Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians by Clark Wissler. Darrell Kipp provides an introduction to the new Bison Books edition.

The Blackfoot Dictionary of Stems, Roots, and Affixes

The Blackfoot Dictionary of Stems, Roots, and Affixes

Author: Donald G. Frantz

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487520632

Category: English language

Page: 497

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The Blackfoot Dictionary is a comprehensive guide to the vocabulary of Blackfoot. This third edition of the critically acclaimed dictionary adds more than 1,100 new entries, major additions to verb stems, and the inclusion of vai, vii, vta, and viti syntactic categories.

The Blackfeet

The Blackfeet

Author: John C. Ewers

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806170954

Category: Social Science

Page: 362

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The Blackfeet were the strongest military power on the northwestern plains in the historic buffalo days. For half a century up to 1805, they were almost constantly at war with the Shoshonis and came very close to exterminating that tribe. They aggressively asserted themselves against the Flatheads and the Kutenais, shoving them westward across the Rockies. They got on fairly well with English and Canadian traders during the heyday of the fur trade on the Saskatchewan River, but on the upper Missouri they took an early dislike to Americans, whom they called "Big Knives." American fur traders, such as Manuel Lisa, Pierre Menard, and Andrew Henry, were literally chased out of Montana by the Blackfeet.

Mission Among the Blackfeet

Mission Among the Blackfeet

Author: Howard L. Harrod

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806131535

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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As the once vital world of the Blackfoot Indians crumbled in the face of advancing white civilization, shrinking buffalo herds, and the ravages of smallpox, yet another blow was struck at its social and religious foundations with the arrival of the Christian missionaries, both Protestant and Catholic. In this book the author recounts the history of the missions and their impact on the Blackfeet, from their founding in the 1840's to the present day. He has drawn upon much previously unpublished material to recapture the tribe's proud and tragic moments, the sometimes equally tragic fate of the missionaries, and the effects of shifting governmental and denominational policies upon both groups.

The Amazing Death of Calf Shirt and Other Blackfoot Stories

The Amazing Death of Calf Shirt and Other Blackfoot Stories

Author: Hugh Aylmer Dempsey

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806128216

Category: History

Page: 250

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The wise old ones -- A friend of the beavers -- The reincarnation of Low Horn -- The amazing death of Calf Shirt -- Peace with the Kootenays -- A messenger for peace -- The orphan -- Black white man -- The wild ones -- The last war party -- The snake man -- Man of steel -- Deerfoot and friends -- Scraping high and Mr. Tims -- The transformation of Small Eyes.

The Blackfeet

The Blackfeet

Author: Karen Bush Gibson

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0736815651

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 52

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An overview of the past and present of the Blackfeet people. Traces their customs, family life, history, and culture, as well as relations with the U.S. government.

The Blackfeet Nation

The Blackfeet Nation

Author: Allison Lassieur

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0736809465

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Presents an overview of the past and present of the Blackfeet Nation, including a description of their homes, food, clothing, religion, family life and government.