Blackfoot “Ask an Elder”

“Ask an Elder”

There are many questions and few elders. This blog will be populated with your Q&A found in the comments.

Please comment with your questions and we’ll promote this blog to the Blackfoot elders who may have the answers that you seek.

 

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24 thoughts on “Blackfoot “Ask an Elder”

  1. My question is each tribe contructs there sweatlodge a little different, could you tell me the difference between Blackfoot and any other tribe. I ask with respect.

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  2. Hi my name us jaime I have a question I had a dreamcatcher for many years it’s works really good for me but it’s doesn’t work for my wife she has trouble sleeping at night has bad dreams how can you help me and my wife thanks one more question dose the dream catcher need to be clean out

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  3. Hello my name is Rebecca jorgensen I’m a looking for the Native American Tribe I belOng to. My family has passed and I am on my search alone with my children. My great great great grandfather is Cheif Factor John Rowand. I know that I am Blackfoot and Cree Indian, I remember being on a reservation as a very small girl but this is all.
    Please help me find where I belong, I have been trying to educate my children on our ancestors but this is hard when your alOne with out parents or family.
    Please and information would be helpful.

    Very truly,

    Rebecca

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  4. First i’d like to Thank You for your time and any help you may or may not be able to give me ! My quest is to try and find out about my Great Great Grand-Mothers ! Her name was Rhoda . I don’t know if that was her given name or name given by white man (Which I suspect ) . I know she was the 5th and youngest daughter of a Blackfoot Chief and was given to a 1/2 breed brave warrior, whom visited their village and had many scalps on him and the Chief was so impressed by the warrior and enjoyed his tales of his many victories of the white man . That he gave him his youngest daughter . He did not want her , So not to offend the Chief , he took her anyway !
    That’s as far as i’ll go with that . Is believed this took place some where around Washington or there about !
    I know this is not much to go on , Also ! I think this was proble around early 1800’s . But ! ANY help , would be Greatly appreciated !

    Thank You again for your time and any help you can give me !
    May the Great Spirit Bless each of you !
    Cynthia Moore

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  5. I myself have no native blood but my daughters father was blackfoot (not sure the percentage). Shes very interested in learning more about the blackfoot tribes but theres so much information out there its hard to tell whats real and whats not. I was hoping to find a knowledged elder to maybe teach or guide her in her journey of knowledge about her ancestors? The only other detail I remember was something about blood or life tribe, I hope that helps a little but any information to help would be greatly appreciated.

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  6. I know I have blackfoot and souix blood line my family tree goes back to where my family went to nova scotia then were given land grants on murphy land grant but i do not know how to get my cdib card Is there anyone I/website I can go to help me?all respect ,Dina Littlefield

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  7. Hello my name is Melissa and my whole life i have learned about native Americans my great grandma was native and my family has always feeled my life with all native stuff and i now have grown to love native stuff and native guys and Jus love learnin any thing i can about native Americans can u please tell me sum of ur colorful storys i would be greatful …thanks Melissa Hayden a native American fan ….!

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  8. Greetings. i am in Blackfoot country, born in the area of Okatok 😀 listed with the Great Turtle Island Federation, as Anishinabe Country, Soto Nation http://www.unitednationsofturtleisland.com.

    I’m trying to trace my ancestry all the way back to the Pleiades. If you recognize any of these names to be of Blackfoot origin, please contact me at nickandajsmom@gmail.com? St. Pierre Poitras, Marie E. Brammir, Baptiste DesJarlais, Marie Martaine, Joseph John O’Connor, Marie F. Raymonds, Unknown Faverau, Mary Madeline Reed

    Nvwatohiyadv = Peace To All My Relations

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  9. How would I find out if I am really part of the blackfoot family? My Great Grandmother was full blooded but there is no true proof.

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  10. Oki! I have been in the Southwest my entire life, and currently live in Las Vegas, NV. What I would like to know is if there are any language resources Niitsitapii in my area. I know VERY little of my Native tongue, and would like to learn more! Thank you! Kitamaatsiin!

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  11. Greetings, I believe I am from Blackfoot decent. My grand mother was full blooded therefor I am 1/4. My uncle was in the army and buried in Montana. My grand mothers name in marriage was Eva Nina Humestead Pinkham. Married to William Charles Pinkham . Reported her family is on the reservation in Canada. All info has passed with her. I am hoping to find some kind of help. Some of my aunts say we are not blackfoot but grammy used to make fun saying of course you are black foot look at the bottom of your feet. She did not speak much of her upbringing except her father was an alcoholic..and was run out of the reservation. Grandpa would call her squaw and made us kids really sad . I think she was ashamed of who she was. I don’t want to be. I want to be proud of our heritage and their strengths to survive …If anyone can help me find my true being that would be the best info ever. How can I find out about if I am truly Blackfoot ….

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  12. My name is aubrie post I want to find My blackfoot relatives I’ve always dreamed of going on a trip after finding them to get to know where i come from my but have very little to go on all I have is my grandpa’s name who is blackfoot So I was wondering if anyone could help me out

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  13. Greetings 🙂 I am looking for more information on my heritage. My father is Blackfoot, but I am not sure what percentage. I have always been interested in finding out more, but I do not have the slightest clue where to start. My younger brother visited a reservation in Montana about a decade ago, but neither of us ever returned. My daughter is now six and I would like to share with her more about our history. Is there somewhere I can look for such information? Also, I would like to get a tattoo of a traditional Blackfoot dream catcher. Can anyone provide photos or components that I could include in it? I used to have dangle earrings of simple black feet and was considering implementing them somehow, but I would much prefer something more unique to my tribe. Please, any assistance would be immensely appreciated. Peace and blessings♥

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  14. My name is Rollin, my grand mother was Blackfoot, but unable to have children of her own. She adopted my mother. I am a hunter for the right resins. Only after my second child did the need for food become financial. If I had enough money I would not hunt. Since I am hunting now deer season is coming and I hunt for black tail deer in the north west. On dry days it’s hard to sneak around without being heard. I want to honor my grandmother with a pair of hunting moccasins for the dry days from an real Blackfoot tribe. Where can I get in touch with some one to allow this to happen? Thanks for your time.

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  15. They say my grandmother was Blackfoot. Adopted off of a reservation in Oklahoma. , tee-pee adoption. How can I find information on her adoption and my true heritage? Any and all assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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  16. I was not raised with much knowledge of my heritage. I was taught some but learned most on my own.I found I knew a lot of things already they were inside me all along. I Would like to know how or why the animals i feel the strongest for are the wolf, halk and the falcon does it have meaning or I’m I just wrong or weird . its mostly the wolf .

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  17. Hello my name is Faith, my family has told me that I have Blackfoot In my family. I was wondering if you could enlighten me on a dream I had. I dreamed that a great big brown bear gave me four Cubs to raise. And I did so proudly in the dream despite some of the troubles I had raising them. What does this mean. The day before the dream I was sad, and when I awoke I felt so much better.

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  18. A modern looking Blackfoot male spirit came to me in a day vision… he sat carving a piece of wood with a large knife outside my house. In the night he came into my room in a dream and stood by my bed with a knife. I feel as If I’ve done something wrong, I feel as if I’ve upset someone or been disrespectful to ‘him’ or Native culture. I am searching for an explanation or some advice in order for me to make peace. Thank you.

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  19. My name is Amy, thought i may or may not have heritage i have been going off a feeling this past week and need advice. Over a 4 night span i have been having rather vivid nightmares that vary on situation but have been disrupting my daily life. Either by recalling events, Feelings, or Images in said dreams. This morning i work at 4:20 (forgive the pun) am with a deep and sudden urge to make a dream catcher. I have made them before, for fun…but for some reason i am seeking out making one very special. Original with actual Sinew from Elk and a stem from an Aspen tree. I don’t know why this is or what it might mean or even if i’m just playing on suspicion but after looking around the internet i felt i should…if anything ask for permission or blessing to complete this task. If you have time i would love to know your wisdom in this small mater of a life far from the tribe.

    Thank you for reading and consideration.

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