Historical Globalization on First Nations

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How Historical Globalization affected the Blackfoot People
The way of the Blackfoot First Nations was feared and fierce, but at the same time interesting and educational. Life was family and religion orientated and resources were abundant before the contact of the European Civilization. Legacies of historical globalization have affected many other indigenous groups around the world, other than the Blackfoot. Mostly the European explorer contact has affected the culture of these indigenous groups, such as changing their life styles, forcing them to live the “proper” way, using the natural resources of the native land making resources scarce. In my opinion the Blackfoot culture changed in a negative and positive way because of the cultural contact with the European. My essay is to talk about how the Blackfoot ways were before and after the contact of the Europeans, how their way of life was the only way that they knew of, living off the land, and never taking and using more resources than necessary. The Blackfoot norm consisted of living in bands; which typically had one respected leader. Living off the natural resources of the land; a Blackfoot person diet consisted mainly of buffalo meat. Blackfoot people were expert horseback riders, excellent buffalo hunters and fierce warriors. The Blackfoot were feared by many other Native groups around there region such as the Cree, Sioux and Crow Nations. After Cultural contact with the Europeans explorers, life changed for the Blackfoot by being assimilated. , Segregated and integrated.

The indigenous group I have researched is the nomadic Blackfoot people of the plains. The term “Blackfoot” refers to four major tribes that are a part of a Confederacy. First are the Blackfoot or Siksika people, second were the Bloods or Kainai people, third were the Peigans or Piikuni people and fourth are the Southern Peigan people. Each tribe was very independent but all had the same teachings and language. The territory of these...
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