from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The southernmost tribe of the Blackfoot confederacy, inhabiting northwest Montana and southern Alberta.
  • n. A member of this tribe.


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  • I say keep the money where it needs to be – on the Blackfeet Reservation for the Piegan people!

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  • About 7,000 Blackfoot, 2,100 Piegans, and 2,000 Bloods now live on the Blackfoot reservation at Browning, Montana, at the southern edge of Glacier National Park, and some have joined the Piegan agency in Alberta, Canada.

    Indian Legends

  • Being on a boat crowded up with people, one of them a dangerous Piegan, made him feel tense, wary.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • What if he himself had just been criticizing a war chief who had died heroically, a victim of the deadly Sin Killer, the man who had driven a lance through a Piegan?

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • He was so appalled at the situation they were in that he had considered taking his two charges, the Hairy Horn and the Piegan, and leaving the boat.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • “Oh, that Piegan was probably lying,” Na-Ta-Ha remarked.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • Others thought that the Piegan, who disliked the boy, had quietly dispatched him and dropped him overboard.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • Jim Snow set the mare on her heels, jumped off, picked up the lance, and ran the fleet Piegan through with his own weapon, leaving him still standing and very surprised—the shaft of his own lance protruded from his chest.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • Startled in the extreme, the Piegan not only stopped, he dropped his lance.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • The only one of his native charges who worried him was the Piegan, Blue Thunder, a powerful man given to sudden, explosive rages.

    The Berrybender Narratives


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