The language and lexical forms in this database belong to the Blackfoot people. Blackfoot Words was created with the support of many people and groups.

How to cite

For citations in academic papers, please cite the paper which describes the database structure:

  • Weber, Natalie, Tyler Brown, Joshua Celli, McKenzie Denham, Hailey Dykstra, Nico Kidd, Rodrigo Hernandez-Merlin, Evan Hochstein, Pinyu Hwang, Diana Kulmizev, Hannah Morrison, Matty Norris, and Lena Venkatraman. 2023. A lexical database of Blackfoot legacy sources. Language Resources and Evaluation. Online access:

To cite the database itself (the schema and data), use the following:


The project is maintained by Natalie Weber.

Current contributors

  • Dani Katenkamp, Yale graduate student (2022-present)
  • Jem Burch, Yale ’25 (2022-present)
  • Priscilla Ehrgood Yale ’24 (2022-present)
  • Mara Gutierrez Yale ’25 (2022-present)
  • Alara O’Bryan Yale ’25 (2022-present)
  • Isaiah Suchman Yale ’23 (2022-present)
  • Taylor Triplett Yale ’23 (2022-present)
  • Diana Kulmizev Yale ’23 (2021-present)
  • Hailey Dykstra Yale ’23 (2020-present)

Previous contributors

  • Isobel Anthony Yale ’20, (2020)
  • Charelle Brown Yale ’20 (2020)
  • Tyler Brown Yale ’23 (2020-2021)
  • Josh Celli Yale ’21 (2020-2021)
  • Madeline Gupta Yale ’25 (2022)
  • Rodrigo Hernandez-Merlin Yale ’22 (2020-2021)
  • Evan Hochstein Yale ’23 (2021-2022)
  • Pearl Hwang Yale ’23 (2021)
  • Paige Johnson Yale ’20 (2020)
  • Nico Kidd Yale ’22 (2020-2022)
  • Lydia Lee Yale ’23 (2022)
  • Shayley Martin Yale ’22 (2020)
  • Hannah Morrison Yale ’23 (2020-2021)
  • Matty Norris Yale ’22 (2021-2022)
  • Hema Patel Yale ’23, (2020)
  • Evan Roberts Yale ’23 (2020-2021)
  • Alex Smith, University of Lethbridge (2021)
  • Lena Venkatraman Yale ’22 (2021)


Blackfoot Lab at Yale University

Many of the contributors are part of the Blackfoot Lab at Yale. You can see some of our other projects on our website.

Yale Spinup

The database itself is deployed on Yale Spinup, which hosts secure, self-service resources in the cloud. Tenyo Grozev at Yale Spinup was invaluable in the support he gave us while setting up this portion of the project.


The current viewing interface uses NocoDB, a free and open-source no-code platform that turns relational databases into smart spreadsheets.