Kainai Nation

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Guide to Kainai Nation ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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The Kainai Nation (or Káínawa, or Blood Tribe) belongs to the Blackfeet Confederacy, consisting of the Blackfeet, Blood, and Piegan Tribes.

Ancestral Homeland: Northern Plains of the United States, southern Canada.

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Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

  • 1836: Diphtheria epidemic
  • 1837: Smallpox epidemic; two-thirds of the tribe perished
  • 1855 October 17
  • 1855: Treaty created a reservation in Montana
  • 1869: Smallpox epidemic
  • 1874: Many left the United States and migrated to Canada
  • 1878: Sign Treaty No.7 with Canada, placing each of the tribes on a single reservation in Alberta, Canada
  • 1881: The Blood return to the Canadian reservation after living in the U.S. for a few years.

Tribal conflicts with: Cree, Crow, and Sioux

Reservation[edit | edit source]

A track of land set aside for the occupation and use by American Indians.

Records[edit | edit source]

The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:

The Blood Indian Tribe was under the jurisdiction of the following agency and Superintendencies

Blackfeet Agency

Montana Superintendency

Washington Superintendency

Central Superintendency

Dakota Superintendency

Idaho Superintendency

Treaty[edit | edit source]

Important Websites[edit | edit source]

For Further Reading[edit | edit source]

See For Further Reading.

References[edit | edit source]