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The Blackfoot tribes were known for their hostility toward neighboring tribes and white men--repelling intrusions for many years. Blackfoot tribes, who lived in the northern Great Plains area, developed a nomadic Plains culture, living in teepees and relying on the buffalo for sustenance and trade. Unlike other Plains tribes, the Blackfoot did not cultivate many crops other than tobacco, which they grew for ceremonial purposes. When Europeans arrived in the Plains, the Blackfoot tribes nearly starved due to the subsequent killing off of the buffalo and the near exhaustion of fur stocks.

Fun Fact: The name Blackfoot derives from the fact that they dyed their moccasins black.

Photo source: Library of Congress

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