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Blackfoot tribes

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Blackfoot tribes, North American plains tribes of the Algonquin linguistic family. The Blackfoot, named for their black-dyed moccasins, were originally hunters and trappers in what is now Montana and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. The disappearance of the bison (killed off by white settlers), a smallpox epidemic, and wars with whites reduced the Blackfoot population. Blackfoot today are farmers and ranchers in Montana and Alberta.

See also: Algonquins.

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