The Blackfeet Raiders on the Northwestern Plains

The Blackfeet were the strongest military power on the northwestern plains in the historic buffalo days.

The Blackfeet  Raiders on the Northwestern Plains

The Blackfeet were the strongest military power on the northwestern plains in the historic buffalo days. For half a century up to 1805, they were almost constantly at war with the Shoshonis and came very close to exterminating that tribe. They aggressively asserted themselves against the Flatheads and the Kutenais, shoving them westward across the Rockies. They got on fairly well with English and Canadian traders during the heyday of the fur trade on the Saskatchewan River, but on the upper Missouri they took an early dislike to Americans, whom they called "Big Knives." American fur traders, such as Manuel Lisa, Pierre Menard, and Andrew Henry, were literally chased out of Montana by the Blackfeet.

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The Blackfeet
Language: en
Pages: 362
Authors: John C. Ewers
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-21 - Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

The Blackfeet were the strongest military power on the northwestern plains in the historic buffalo days. For half a century up to 1805, they were almost constantly at war with the Shoshonis and came very close to exterminating that tribe. They aggressively asserted themselves against the Flatheads and the Kutenais,
Indian Life on the Upper Missouri
Language: en
Pages: 222
Authors: John Canfield Ewers
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1968 - Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

The Plains Indian of the Upper Missouri in the nineteenth-century buffalo days remains the widely recognized symbol of primitive man par excellence–and the persistent image of the North American Indian at his most romantic. Fifteen cultural highlights, each a chapter made from research for a particular subject and enriched by
Becoming and Remaining a People
Language: en
Pages: 149
Authors: Howard L. Harrod
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: University of Arizona Press

The power of religion to preserve individual and group identity is perhaps nowhere more evident than among Native American peoples. In Becoming and Remaining a People, Howard Harrod shows how the oral traditions and ritual practices of Northern Plains Indians developed, how they were transformed at critical points in their
The National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Howard L. Harrod
Categories: Historic buildings
Type: BOOK - Published: 1975 - Publisher:

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Natives and Academics
Language: en
Pages: 212
Authors: Devon Abbott Mihesuah
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Ten leading Native scholars examine the state of scholarly research and writing on Native Americans. Their distinctive perspectives and telling arguments lend clarity to the heated debate about the purpose and direction of Native American scholarship. All too frequently, Native Americans have little control over how they and their ancestors