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Niisitapiikwan (Niitsítapiikoan, Niitsitapiikoan)

"Niisitapiikwan" is an alternate name for the Blackfoot tribe. It means "original man" in the Blackfoot language. Most Blackfoot people today use this word to refer to a Native American in general, not only to their own tribe, so it is not commonly used as a tribal name. Alternate spellings of this term include Niitsítapiikoan, Niitsitapiikoan, and Niitsitapiikoana.

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Here are links to our webpages about the Niisitapiikwan tribe and language:

 Blackfoot people
 Blackfeet tribe
 Blackfoot tribe names
 Algonquian languages
 Canadian First Nations
 Plains Indian culture

Here are a few good books about the Niisitapiikwans:
 Blackfoot Ways of Knowing
 Blackfoot Stories of Old
 Blackfoot Dictionary

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