Friday, 19 March 2010

Native American Tribes - Blackfeet

This flag is for the Blackfeet Indian Tribe based in Montana. This tribe is considered to have one of the highest levels of poverty, however this is completely glossed over on the website. They do however, acknowledge the impact that the "white man" has had on thier population, especially alluding to the smallpox virus and the annialation of the buffalo. What is interesting is that what historians today consider to be a systematic killing of the buffalo is referred to as a "federal mistake". It is clear from the history section of the webstie, that the Blackfeet firmly believe that land was taken from them and continue to fight for this resoration. It is interesting that in a number of news reports, this tribe is considered poverty striken, however form the website, the tribe looks prosperous and is activly recruiting new members.

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