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Black Kettle ___The story of this great chief's life as a leader of his people. - Illustrated - From PBS - 
Cheyenne ___"The following excerpts from the journals of Lewis and Clark and their men present a picture of the Cheyenne people as the Anglo-Americans saw them. The modern reader must be careful to understand that what these white men saw and recorded was not necessarily correct from the Indian perspective." - Text only - From the National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior - 

Cheyenne __ "The Cheyenne Indians lived in the Great Plains area, east of the Rocky Mountains and west of the Mississippi River. Today they are settled in Montana and Oklahoma." Learn about history, culture and more. - From Minnesota State University - 
Cheyenne Genealogy Research __ Today the tribe is divided into two bands. The Southern Cheyenne in Oklahoma and the Northern Cheyenne in Montana. Their research is primarily with the Northern band but they do have information about various families in the Southern band. Currently they have over 8,000 Cheyenne's in their data set. This data set covers over two hundred years of Cheyenne genealogy. - From Timothy D. Cook -

Cheyenne Indian __ A growing website exploring the history and heritage of the Cheyenne Indian Tribes. - illustrated - From -

Cheyenne Indian History __ "The earliest authenticated habitat of the Cheyenne, before the year 1700, seems to have been that part of Minnesota bounded roughly by the Mississippi, Minnesota, and upper Red rivers."  A brief history. - From -  

Cheyenne Indians __ "The Cheyenne are north American Plains Indian people of Algonkian stock who inhabited the regions around the Platte and Arkansas rivers during the 19th century...Before 1700 the home of the Cheyenne was in central Minnesota, where they farmed, hunted, gathered wild rice, and made pottery." - illustrated - From Crystalinks -

Cheyenne Indians __ "Cheyenne Indians, one of the most westerly tribes of the Algonquian nation. They were seated on the Cheyenne, a branch of the Red River of the North. Driven by the Sioux, they retreated beyond the Missouri. Near the close of the eighteenth century they were driven to or near the Black Hills (now in the Dakotas and Wyoming), where Lewis and Clarke found them in 1804, when they possessed horses and made plundering raids as far as New Mexico."  A general overview of the Cheyenne plus a great gallery of classic photos. - illustrated - From -

Cheyenne Lands ___This history begins with the bare bones of the Cheyenne creation story. - Illustrated - From Ethel Taylor - 

Cheyenne Language and the Cheyenne Indian Tribe (Tsitsistas, Tsetsehestahese) __ "Cheyenne is an Algonquian language spoken by about 1500 people in Montana and central Oklahoma. It is related to Arapaho but has a much more complex phonology, with vowel devoicing and tones. Some children are still learning Cheyenne as a native language, but due to the small number of speakers there is fear that the language may die out if effort is not put into revitalizing it." - from - 

Cheyenne Literature ___Following the links to several stories of Cheyenne folklore you'll find a bit of tribal history. - Text only - From Glenn Welker - 

Cheyenne Names ___"Click on a link to see and hear Cheyenne names." Most have an English translation and an audio file. (WAV format) - Text only -  From Cheyenne Translation Project - 


Cheyenne Picture Dictionary ___First choose a category; then select the image to here its Cheyenne word. (WAV format) Topics include birds, clothing and tools. - Illustrated - From the Cheyenne Language Web Site - 

Chief Dull Knife College ___Learn about this tribal college, located on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, in southeastern Montana. - Text only - From Chief Dull Knife College - 

Chief Wolf Robe ___A brief history of the Cheyenne people is accompanied by a photograph of Wolf Robe, who just might be the Native American whose image appears on the U.S. Indian Head nickel. - Illustrated - From Glenn Welker - 

Dull Knife ___"The life of Dull Knife, the Cheyenne, is a true hero tale. Simple, child-like yet manful, and devoid of selfish aims, or love of gain, he is a pattern for heroes of any race." this is his story as related by Ohiyesa (Charles A. Eastman). - Text only - From Glenn Welker - 

Ethnologue: Cheyenne ___Demographic information about the Cheyenne language,. - text only From Ethnologue -


Facts For Kids: Cheyenne Indians (Cheyennes) ___Several questions and their answers are presented here in simple, straightforward language. Links within the text will take you to further information. - Text only - From Native Americans for Kids - 

Genocide on the Great Plains __ "On the morning of November 28, 1864, troops commanded by Colonel John M. Chivington attacked a band of Plains Indians of the Cheyenne tribe under Chief Black Kettle while the Indian village was camped on Sand Creek in Colorado Territory. The camp was just outside a reservation established in 1861 by the treaty of Fort Wise. Two months earlier on September 28, 1864, Black Kettle and White Antelope had met with Colorado Governor John Evans and Colonel Chivington at Camp Weld near Denver to discuss peace. While no formal peace arrangement had been made, the Indians had turned in their arms at Fort Lyon, camping along Sand Creek." You can read the whole story here. - By James Horsley - 

My Experience with the Cheyenne Indians ___"Address by Henry C. Keeling, of Caldwell, Kansas, before the thirty fourth annual meeting of the Kansas State Historical Society, December 7, 1909." - Illustrated - From the Kansas State Historical Society - 

Tichkematse: A Cheyenne at the Smithsonian ___"A fascinating early employee of the Smithsonian Institution was Tichkematse (Squint Eyes), a Cheyenne Indian who worked for the institution in a variety of capacities between 1879 and 1881." This is his story. - Illustrated - From National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution - 


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