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Old Blackfoot (High Blackfoot)
"Old Blackfoot" (or "High Blackfoot") are names used primarily by linguists to refer to
the variant of the Blackfoot or Siksika language that is used by elderly speakers.
As compared to New Blackfoot,
which is used by middle-aged and younger speakers, Old Blackfoot is more conservative and more closely
resembles the classical Blackfoot language as it was recorded in the 19th century.
The differences between the two Blackfoot varieties are noticeable, but speakers of New and Old Blackfoot can
still understand each other with little difficulty.
Here are links to our webpages about the Old Blackfoot tribe and language:
Blackfoot Indian names
Algonquian language family
Canadian First Nations
Plains Indian tribes
Here are a few good books about the Blackfoot:
Blackfoot Ways of Knowing
Blackfoot Stories of Old
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