OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher The Blackfoot is part of The True Book Series about American Indian Nations. This book describes the traditional culture and history of the Blackfoot (Siksika, Pikuni and Kainai). This book begins with a basic introduction about the geographic location of the Blackfoot. This Nation once resided in the woodlands of the Great Lakes and by 1600 they moved to the western Plains. The Blackfoot of the Great Plains were skillful buffalo hunters. Their early transportation was based on walking and the use of their companion dogs to carry small loads on a structure called a travois. With the move to the western Plains, the Blackfoot had a new source for travel, the horse. The Blackfoot people lived in easily transported homes called teepees. The women prepared and cooked the food and made the family's clothing. Blackfoot spiritual life stressed the people's thankfulness to the Creator. Special ceremonies were held to give thanks for the people's health and well-being. One special ceremony is the Sun Dance. Dreams, visions, and medicine bundles are also important to the Blackfoot. The fifth chapter discusses the impact of European settlement on the Blackfoot lifestyle. Eventually the Blackfoot were forced to live on a reserve in Alberta and a reservation in Montana. The final chapter discusses the Blackfoot today. It explains that the Blackfoot lifestyle today is much the same as other Americans. Blackfoot people maintain their traditional cultural beliefs and many participate in special gatherings such as powwows. The final sections of the book provide a glossary, index, suggested readings, and websites for further information. Blackfoot numbers from one to ten are listed on a special one-page insert. Overall this book is suitable for students in grades three to five.