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Blackfoot versus Blackfeet
Q: We were informed through various websites that the
"Blackfoot" and the "Blackfeet" tribes are not one
in the same. They are two totally different groups.
Is that true?
A: Yes and no--"Blackfoot" is the name used by the tribes
in Canada and "Blackfeet" is the name used by the
tribe in Montana, so they are politically distinct,
but they consider themselves the same people, speak
the same language, and both take their name from the
same word, Siksika, which means "black foot" in the
language both groups speak.
Hope that helps!
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