Indian Scouts, 1913. Vintage image restored by Kathy Weiser-Alexander
. Before horses were introduced to the Blackfoot, war was not as likely with the tribe, unless they were threatened. However, when horses entered the scene, the plunder taken in battle, including horses and guns, became desirable and the Blackfoot often made raids in order to obtain these highly desired items. As they became more and more warlike, the warrior was given high respect for his personal bravery and for capturing war items and scalps from their enemies. These were often recognized in their ceremonies, giving warriors even more respect. During battles with hostile tribes, women and children were sometimes captured and adopted into the Blackfoot tribes with all the rights and privileges of indigenous members.