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The Story of The Blackfeet Ewers 1952

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Title: THE STORY OF THE BLACKFEET.

Publisher: [Haskell Institute, 1952]., N. P.

Publication Date: 1952

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: First edition.   First edition. 8vo. Stiff printed wrappers, 66 pp., illustrations, several maps.

This account delves into the rich history of the Blackfeet Indians, spanning from the early 1700's to the 1950's, with a primary focus on the 1800's. A scarce pamphlet preceding Ewer's renowned work, "Blackfeet, Raiders of the Northwest Plains," this book from the Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, offers a compelling insight into the tribe's journey. The Blackfeet, known as the most powerful military force on the northwestern plains in the eighteenth century, faced dire challenges when the buffalo population dwindled in the late nineteenth century. This prompted them to turn to the U.S. government for support. Historian John C. Ewers combines well-researched facts with ethnological observations to present a compelling narrative of the Blackfeet's resilience in the face of a changing landscape.