Are African Americans the “Blackfoot” Indians?


Are African Americans the “Blackfoot” Indians?

Not necessarily. The “Blackfoot” Indians are one of the seven branches or “sub-tribes” of the Lakota.

The Blackfoot Confederacy is known as the “Lords of the Great Plains” and are a confederation of tribes that are unrelated to the Lakota Blackfoot and belong to a different language family. Most of the Blackfoot Confederacy tribes are in Alberta, Canada. Only one is in the United States, and they are known as the Blackfeet Tribe due to a misspelling by the US Government.

 African Americans could have Blackfoot ancestry if their ancestors were members of the Blackfoot tribe.


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