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Niitsitapi (Niitsítapi)

"Niitsitapi" is an alternate name for the Blackfoot tribe. It means "original person" in the Blackfoot language (the plural, "original people," is Niitsitapiksi.) Most Blackfoot people today use this word to refer to Native Americans in general, not only to their own tribe, so it is not commonly used as a tribal name. Alternate spellings of this term include Nitsitapi, Niitsítapi, Niitsitapiiksi, Niitsítapiiksi, and Niitsitapiwa.

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

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

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



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