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"Pay-pans" was an alternate name for the Blackfoot Nation of the Northern Plains. This was a historical name and is not used today, and its origins are unknown. It may have been a band name, or it may have been a particularly badly corrupted pronunciation of Piikani, a tribal name for the Blackfoot.

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Here are links to our webpages about the Pay-pans tribe and language:

 Montana Blackfeet
 Blackfeet people
 Blackfeet community
 Blackfoot colors
 Algonkian languages
 Indians of Canada
 Native American Plains

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

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