Tag Archives: Blackfoot


Whistling at Night

Main Piece: Informant: Throughout my childhood, I’ve been told you’re not supposed to whistle at night. So of course, I didn’t believe them and would whistle at night. One day I was at my grandparents house and my cousin and I were at the window and it was night time. We were bored because there’s… Continue Reading »

Names

Main Piece: Interviewer: Can you tell me how your children get their names? Informant: Yes. Traditionally, in our Native ways, someone may change their name 2-4 times throughout the course of their life. Interviewer: You mean they would get nicknames? Informant: No, they would change their names. When they are born they may be given… Continue Reading »

Glacier National Park Curse

My mother worked several summers in Glacier National Park at the Many Glacier Hotel. This is the curse of the National Park: Mom: “Every summer an employee dies. The Blackfoot tradition considers the mountain peaks and valleys that make up Glacier Park to be a sacred space, and not in a good way. Supposedly one… Continue Reading »