And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Mounted Blackfoot Indians are seen scouting in the picture below. With a territory stretching from the Saskatchewan River in Canada to the Yellowstone in the US, this tribe controlled one of the largest pieces of the North American prairie.
Named for their black moccasins, the tribe today has about 32,000 members and is split almost evenly between Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada and Montana in the US.