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Blackfeet Sioux - A name applied to a band of Indians who lived near the Standing Rock Agency and Reservation on the Missouri River.  They are not to be confused with the Siksika, or Blackfoot.  Captain W. P. Clark, author of The Indian Sign Language, said there were two stories of how they obtained their name.  One was that a chief, jealous of his wife, had the soles of her moccasins blackened so he could trail her wherever she went.  The other was that some of the band, after an unsuccessful chase of a band of Crow Indians, lost everything, including their ponies, and had to return home over country that had been burned, and arrived with blackened moccasins and feet.

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