Blackfeet / Blackfoot Subdivisions and Bands

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The Blackfeet / Blackfoot tribes were divided into the following divisions: The Siksika or Blackfeet proper, occupying the northern part of their territory; the Kainah or Bloods south of the preceding, and the Peigan or Piegan, south of the Kainah, the one best represented in the United States. Here is a chart of the bands that made up each division.

  • Siksika bands:
    • Aisikstukiks
    • Apikaiyiks
    • Emitahpahksaiyiks
    • Motahtosiks
    • Puhksinahmahyiks
    • Saiyiks
    • Siksinokaks
    • Tsiniktsistsoyiks
  • Kainah or Blood bands:
    • Ahkaiksumiks
    • Ahkaipokaks
    • Ahkotashiks
    • Ahkwonistsists
    • Anepo
    • Apikaiyiks
    • Aputosikainah
    • Inuhksoyistamiks
    • Isisokasimiks
    • Istsikainah
    • Mameoya
    • Nitikskiks
    • Saksinahmahyiks
    • Siksahpuniks
    • Siksinokaks
  • Piegan bands:
    • Ahahpitape
    • Ahkaiyikokakiniks
    • Apikaiyiks
    • Esksinaitupiks
    • Inuksikahkopwaiks
    • Inuksiks
    • Ipoksimaiks
    • Kahmitaiks
    • Kiyis
    • Kutaiimiks
    • Kutaisotsiman
    • Miahwahpitsiks
    • Miawkinaiyiks
    • Mokumiks
    • Motahtosiks
    • Motwainaiks
    • Nitakoskitsipupiks
    • Nitawyiks
    • Nitikskiks
    • Nitotsiksisstaniks
    • Sikokitsimiks
    • Sikopoksimaiks
    • Sikutsipumaiks
    • Susksoyiks (Hayden, 1862)
    • Tsiniksistsoyiks
  • Sarcee or Sarsi bands:
    • Bloods, Klowanga or Big Plume’s band, of mixed Sarcee and Blood (Blackfoot) descent.
    • Broad Grass, Tents Cut Down, or Crow-Child’s band, mixed Cree and Sarcee, hence their name, signifying that they came from the north where the grass is thick and long.
    • People who hold aloof or Crow-Chief’s band, nearly all pure Sarcee.
    • Uterus or Old Sarcee’s band, part Blackfoot, part Sarcee.
    • Young Buffalo Robe or Many Horses’ band, occasionally called also “Those who keep together.”