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Selected References on the BLACKFEET INDIANS

Bennett, Ben. Death, Too, For The-Heavy-Runner. Missoula: Mountain Press, 1982. (A semi-novelized account of the Marias River massacre (Baker Massacre) of January 23, 1870)

Bodmer, Karl. Karl Bodmer's America. Omaha: Joslyn Art Museum; Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1984. (Includes reproductions of watercolors of the Blackfeet)

Bullchild, Percy. The Sun Came Down. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1985. (On Blackfeet legends)

Chittenden, Hiram Miriam. The History of the American Fur Trade of the Far West. New York: Francis P. Harper, 1902. Reprinted by University of Nebraska Press (Bison Books).

Dempsey, Hugh A. Crowfoot, Chief of the Blackfeet. (The Civilization of the American Indian Series, v. 122) Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1989.

________. Charcoal's World. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press (Bison Books), 1979. (Biography of a Blood Indian wanted for murder)

________. Red Crow, Warrior Chief. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1980.

________. "History and Identification of Blood Bands." In Plains Indian Studies: A Collection of Essays in honor of John C. Ewers and Waldo R. Wedel, pp. 94-104. Edited by Douglas H. Ubelaker and Herman J. Viola. (Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, no. 30) Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1982.

Dempsey, Hugh A. and Moir, Lindsay. Bibliography of the Blackfeet. (Native American Bibliography Ser.: No. 13) Metuchin, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1989. (The most comprehensive Blackfeet bibliography, with over 1,828 entries.)

Denig, Edwin Thompson. Five Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri; Sioux, Arickaras, Assiniboines, Crees, Crows. Edited and with an Introduction by John C. Ewers. (Civilization of the American Indian Ser. No. 59.) Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1975. (Discusses the Blackfeet's interaction with the Sioux, Arickaras, Assiniboines, Crees and Crows and with the fur trade)

De Voto, Bernard. Across the Wide Missouri. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1947. (On the Rocky Mountain fur trade during the 1930's)

Ewers, John C. Blackfeet Crafts. Reprint ed. Stevens Point, WI: Schneider Pubs., 1986 (First printed in 1945)

________. "A Century and a Half of Blackfeet Picture-Writing." American Indian Art Magazine 8:3 (Summer 1983):52-61.

________. The Horse in Blackfoot Indian Culture, With Comparative Material From Other Western Tribes. (Classics in Smithsonian Anthropology Ser.: No. 3.) Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1969, 1980. (Originally published as Bulletin 159 of the Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, 1955.)

________. The Blackfeet: Raiders on the Northwest Plains. (The Civilization of the American Indians Series 49.) Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, Reprint ed., 1983. 1958. (Excellent introduction to the Blackfeet.)

________. Indian life on the Upper Missouri. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1968.

Goldfrank, Esther S. Changing Configurations in the Social Organization of a Blackfoot Tribe During the Reserve Period; With Observations on Northern Blackfoot Kinship. (Monographs of the American Ethnological Society, Nos. 8-9.) Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1945.

Grinnell, George Bird. Blackfoot Lodge Tales: The Story of a Prairie People. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1892. Reprinted by the University of Nebraska Press, 1962. (Stories of pre-reservation history and legends with descriptions of life and culture)

Hungry Wolf, Beverly. The Ways of My Grandmothers. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1980. (Ethnographic, biographical, and historical accounts)

Johnson, Bryan R. The Blackfeet: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing Company, 1988.

Kidd, Kenneth Earl. Blackfoot Ethnography. (Archaeological Survey of Alberta, Manuscript Series, no. 8.) Reprint of 1937 M.A. thesis with new introduction by the author. Edmonton: Alberta Culture, Historical Resources Division, 1986.

McClintock, Walter. The Old North Trail: Life, Legends and Religion of the Blackfeet Indians. Reprinted by University of Nebraska Press (Bison Books), 1992. 1910.

Samek, Hans. The Blackfoot Confederacy, 1880-1920: A Comparative Study of Canadian and U.S. Indian Policy. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1987.

Schultz, James Willard. Blackfeet Tales of Glacier National Park. Ottawa, IL: Green Hill Press, 1992.

________. Blackfeet and Buffalo: Memoirs of Life Among the Indians. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1981.

________. Why Gone Those Times? Blackfoot Tales. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1973.

Secoy, Frank Raymond. Changing Military Patterns on the Great Plains: 17th Century Through Early 19th Century. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press (Bison Books), 1992.

Utley, Robert M. The Indian Frontier of the American West, 1846-1890. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1984.

Verbicky-Todd, Eleanor. Communal Buffalo Hunting Among the Plains Indians: Ethnographic and Historic Review. (Archaeological Survey of Alberta, Occasional Paper, no. 24.) Edmonton: Alberta Culture, Historical Resources Division, 1984.

Welch, James. Fools Crow. New York: Viking, 1986. (Novel set in the late 1860's and early 1870's about the Lone Eaters band of Pikuni)

Wissler Clark. A Blackfoot Source Book: Papers by Clark Wissler. Edited with an introduction by David Hurst Thomas. New York: Garland Publishing, 1986. (Reprints of Wissler's earlier works listed below)

________. Decorative Art of the Sioux Indians. (Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, v. 18, pt. 3.) New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1904. (Includes appendix, "Decorative art of the Blackfeet," pp. 276-27)

________. The Social Life of the Blackfeet Indians. (Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, v. 7, pt. 1.) New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1911.

________. Societies and Dance Associations of the Blackfeet Indians. (Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, v. 11, pt. 4.) New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1913.

Wissler, Clark. Material Culture of the Blackfoot Indians. (Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, vol. 7.) New York: AMS Press.

________. The Sun Dance of the Blackfoot Indians. (Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, v. 16, pt. 3.) New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1918.

________. Social Organization and Ritualistic Ceremonies of the Blackfoot Indians. (Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, Vol. 7.) New York: AMS Press.

________. Ceremonial Bundles of the Blackfoot Indians. New York: The Trustees, 1912. out of print. (One of his best works on the Blackfoot.)

Wissler, Clark and Duvall, D. C. Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians. (Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, vol. 2, Pt. 1.) New York: AMS Press.

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