Presentation on theme: "BY: ANDREW BARKHUFF. BLACKFEET ENVIRONMENT There is a very diverse terrain, with prairies to mountains. Important plants: camas bulbs, bitter root, prairie."— Presentation transcript:
BLACKFEET ENVIRONMENT There is a very diverse terrain, with prairies to mountains. Important plants: camas bulbs, bitter root, prairie turnips, roots, berries, and choke cherries There were trees both pine and leaved trees It has four seasons with very extreme temperatures There were many animals: buffalo, elk, deer antelope, mountain sheep, grizzly bears, wolf, and fish Natural resources: trees, grass, buffalo chips and much more Blackfoot reservation today.
BLACKFEET RELIGION Napi is an old man who the Blackfeet thought created everything. The Blackfeet believed in supernatural powers that could be acquired through the natural environment. The Blackfeet performed many rituals. The sun dance and the buffalo dance are two of them. The Blackfeet believed strongly in spirits. These are some of the Blackfeet myths: The Bad Weapons The Dog and The Stick The Bad Wife The Elk The Bear The Fast Runner The Beaver Medicine The Fox The Buffalo Rock The Ghosts Buffalo
Here are some words: The Blackfeet spoke Algonquian. The Blackfeet did not have a written language Their language was a musical language with complicated verbs with many parts One easy word is Oki which means hello aakiiwa AEnglish aakiiwaWoman nitsinaanaIts mine nitsspommookaHe helped me
GOVERNMENT It was a confederacy They were led by a council of chiefs Each hunting tribe had a leader Decisions were made by the council This government is called consensus
The Blackfeets main food source is buffalo They also ate mountain sheep, antelope, deer, elk, and moose They also ate pemmican They also ate many different kinds of berries and roots, like choke cherries or buffalo berries Pemmican
SHELTER The Blackfeet lived in teepees. The teepee was made of 19, 18 foot poles with animal skins covering the poles. There were paintings on the skins of the teepees. There were willow backrest and buffalo robe beds for furnishing The teepees were made for easy movement
TECHNOLOGY The Blackfeet had many kinds of technology: bows and arrows, spoons, travois's, arrowheads, hide scrappers, par fleche, and pounders. The most important piece of technology would be the bow and arrow or fire.
HISTORY The Blackfeet came from the eastern woodlands. They came with other Algonquian speaking people. They are thought to be the first to inhabit the plains. From this To this
CLOTHING The clothing was made of animal skins. The females wore long dresses without sleeves while it was warm. While it was cold they wore the dresses with attachable sleeves The men wore breach cloths with leggings and moccasins When it was cool they were the same thing with buffalo robes.
Entertainment The Blackfeet had many instruments like drums, and whistle. They had two different types of drums They also had jingles and used them in many ceremonies. They also sang One game the kids played was a hoop game. The kids also had dolls.
ART AND CRAFTS Most of the Blackfoot are was made out of beads, porcupine quills, teeth, claws and berries. They used: 1.Berries for paint 2.Claws and teeth for necklaces 3.Beads for decorating bags and clothing 4.Porcupine quills for decorating clothes
WAR/PEACE AND WEAPONS/COSTUMES They wore clothes with bead work, quill embroidery, and painted designs. The painted designs often told tribal stories. Chiefs headdress was a long leather strap with many eagle feathers all the way down tipped with horse hair. They used war clubs, tomahawks, and lances in battle. The also had shields made of hide.
DOMESTICATION The Blackfeet domesticated very little. The did domesticate plants and animals though They domesticated the dog and horse. They domesticated one plant, the native plain tobacco.
Medicine/Hygiene The Blackfeet used healing herbs but only on open wounds. They would have the medicine man try to get the bad spirit out of you. If you were sick they thought that you had a bad spirit in you.
Gender Roles Women did all the gathering and cleaned the hides. They were in charge of the homes. They did the cooking and cleaning. Built the house and carried the post where ever they went, the house also belonged to the women. The men did the hunting and planning. They went to war to defend their families. Most Blackfeet chiefs and warriors were men. Both genders took part in story telling and activities.