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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.

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

 Blackfoot language
 Blackfeet Indians
 Blackfeet history
 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
 Blackfoot Dictionary



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