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The Blackfoot: Bison Hunters

The Blackfoot: Bison Hunters
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.84

     challenging words:    dark-coloured, siksika, unscrupulous, toll, manhood, society, critical, alcohol, social, spiritual, exposure, spite, indication, government, caption, stripped
     content words:    Piegan Blackfeet Man, Karl Bodmer, United States, Sun Dance

Other Languages
     Spanish: Los Pies Negros: Cazadores de Bisontes

The Blackfoot: Bison Hunters
By Mary Lynn Bushong

1     Caption: Watercolor on paper: Detail of Pioch-Kiäiu, Piegan Blackfeet Man by Karl Bodmer from his travel to the United States 1832-1834, painted August 21, 1833.
2     Have you ever wondered how tribes got their names? They are usually not names they call themselves. The names are often what others called a people. In the case of the Blackfoot, though, it is their name.
3     The Blackfoot call themselves "Siksika" which means Blackfoot. Some say it is because of their dark-coloured moccasins. Others say it because their moccasins were blackened from walking where prairie fires had burned the land.
4     The Blackfoot have always been a prairie nation. The men were hunters and warriors. They were often concerned with their spiritual side, as well as the ceremonies to go with it.

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