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Siksika woman, 1909 The Siksika Nation is a first nation in southern Alberta, Canada. The name Siksiká comes from the Blackfoot words sik (black) and iká (foot), with a connector s between the two words. The plural form of Siksiká is Siksikáwa. The Siksikáwa are the northernmost of the Niitsítapi (Aboriginal people), all of whom speak dialects of Blackfoot, an Algonquian language. When European explorers traveled west, they most likely encountered the Siksiká first and assumed that all Niitsíta
Aatsista-Mahkan or Running Rabbit (c. 1833 – probably January 24, 1911) was a leader of the Siksika First Nation. He was the son of Akamukai (Many Swans), leader of the Biters band, and after his father's death in 1871, Aatsista-Mahkan took over the leadership of the band. He was known for his generosity and kindness, and for his loyal protection of his family. In 1877 he was a signatory to Treaty 7, but he and his people continued to track the bison until 1881, when he and his people were assig
L-R: Three Bulls (Siksika), Sitting On Eagle Tail Feathers (Northern Peigan), Crowfoot (Siksika), Red Crow (Kainai) - 1884


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Yellow Horse and his Wife - Blackfoot c1910
Whistle Smoke and his Wife - Blackfoot (Northern Piegan).
Wallace Night Gun - Blackfeet (Pikuni).


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Martin Horses of the Kainai Nation


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Chief Owl - Blackfoot.
North American Indians


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