pl. -·feet· or -·foot·
- a member of a North American Indian people consisting of three subgroups (the Blackfoot proper, the Blood, and the Piegan) and living in Montana, Saskatchewan, and Alberta
- a member of the subgroup
- the Algonquian language of this people
Origin of Blackfoottranslated, translation of Blackfoot siks?ka
nounpl. Blackfoot or Black·feet
- A member of a Native American confederacy located on the northern Great Plains, composed of the Blackfoot, Blood, and Piegan tribes. Traditional Blackfoot life was based on nomadic buffalo hunting.
- A member of the northernmost tribe of the Blackfoot confederacy, inhabiting central Alberta.
- The Algonquian language of the Blackfoot, Blood, and Piegan.
- See Sihasapa.
Origin of BlackfootTranslation of Blackfoot siksiká (perhaps from the blackening of their moccasins, either from painting them or from walking near prairie fires) : sik, black + ika, foot.
- A member of this confederacy.