from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A tribe of North American Indians formerly inhabiting the country from the upper Missouri River to the Saskatchewan, but now much reduced in numbers.
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I mentioned that La Rose had been a charming small town until - and I paraphrase here - the government built massive public housing projects to provide housing for the "blackfeet" who were moving to France from Algeria during Algeria´s violent independence movement in the 1950s and 60s.
They were called "blackfeet" because they were paramilitary and wore black combat boots (and carried weapons as well as implements).
Buffaloe have long since left the shores of these Lakes and the hostile blackfeet have not left a footprint here for many years.
Sunday 27th Oct. The trappers had advanced with their traps but gone only half an hour when all returned having met a trapper who had been pursued by a party of Indians whether blackfeet or
November where I wintered with thirteen others here was a remarkable escape of my scalp as two larg parteys of Indians winterd within twenty miles of us and our better enemys the blackfeet this place is in latitude 48. the River froze to the emmence thickness of four feet and did not brake up until the fourth of April and we embarked in Canoes on the 6th and on the