Confederacy is the name given to four
American tribes in the Northwestern Plains, which include the North
Piegan the South
Blood, and the
Siksika tribes. In the
beginning they occupied a large territory stretching from the North
Saskatchewan River in Canada to the
Montana. The four groups, sharing a common language and culture, had
treaties of mutual defense, gathered for ceremonial rituals, and freely
Typical of the Plains
in many aspects of their culture, the Blackfoot
were nomadic hunter-gatherers, living in teepees and subsiding primarily
and gathered vegetable foods.
Blackfoot Tipis, 1913.