According to accepted interpretations, the name ” Arapaho ” is derived from the Pawnee word meaning “trader” or from the Crow term for “tattooed people.” The Arapaho recognize themselves as Hiinono’ei, variously translated as “our people,” “wrongrooters,” or “cloud people.” With the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie, the
Summary and Definition: The Arapaho tribe were a strong, formidable people who had secret warrior societies. The Arapaho tribe fiercely resisted the white encroachment of the Great Plains together with their allies the Cheyenne and the Sioux.
The Arapaho (Arapahoe) language (Hinónoʼeitíít) is one of the Plains Algonquian languages, closely related to Gros Ventre and other Arapahoan languages. It is spoken by the Arapaho of Wyoming and Oklahoma.
Since 1878, the Northern Arapaho have lived with the Eastern Shoshone on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming and are federally recognized as the Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Reservation. The Southern Arapaho live with the Southern Cheyenne in Oklahoma.
The Arapaho spoke in the Algonquian language. The Arapaho’s food was buffalo, deer, elk, bear and wild turkey. They also ate wild berries, fruits, roots, herbs and wild vegetables such as spinach, prairie turnips and potatoes.
The land we now call Kansas had been home to many American Indian peoples. The Arapaho, Cheyenne, Comanche, Kansa, Kiowa, Osage, Pawnee, and Wichita are tribes that are considered native to present day Kansas. The area has also been inhabited by many emigrant tribes.
The Arapaho were well known and documented on the Great Plains by the 1840s. The Arapaho acquired horses at some point after 1730, either through raiding or trading with southern tribes who raided Spanish settlements in present-day Texas or New Mexico.
The Arapaho children like to fish and hunt. They played a game called hoop and pole. The game is like darts. When the Arapaho moved homes, they used dogs to pull a sled.
Terms in this set (19) Héébe. Hello (male to male) Tous. Hello (female to female or male) Hiiwo’! Hello! ( Hii3etii’iisi’. It’s a good day. Nii’iisiini’ It’s a good day. Nii’óó’ke’. It’s a good morning. Hii3íti nohkúseic. It’s a good morning. Ni’oo’ koh’uusiini. It’s a good afternoon.
Arapaho, North American Indian tribe of Algonquian linguistic stock who lived during the 19th century along the Platte and Arkansas rivers of what are now the U.S. states of Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas.
Arapaho women wore split skirts or long buckskin dresses, and the men wore breechcloth and leggings. Shirts were not necessary in Arapaho culture, but women frequently wore mantles, and in battle or on special occasions, Arapaho warriors would wear special fringed shirts like this one.
The Arapaho lived in teepees made from buffalo skins that could be easily erected and taken down as the tribe moved from place to place. Becoming expert buffalo hunters, the buffalo provided them with virtually everything they needed. They also hunted for elk and deer, fished, and ate various berries, and plants.
The U.S. government outlawed the Sun Dance in 1904, but contemporary tribes still perform the ritual, a right guaranteed by the 1978 American Indian Religious Freedom Act.