The Cheyenne comprise two Native American tribes, the Só’taeo’o or Só’taétaneo’o (more commonly spelled as Suhtai or Sutaio) and the Tsétsêhéstâhese (also spelled Tsitsistas, [t͡sɪt͡shɪstʰɑs]). These tribes merged in the early 19th century.
The Cheyenne Indians were a tribe of Great Plains American Indians who lived in what is now Minnesota, Montana, Oklahoma, and parts of Colorado, Wyoming, and South Dakota. Hunting was extremely important to these people as it provided them with food and materials for clothing, tools, weapons, and their homes.
The Northern Cheyenne Nation is located in present-day southeastern Montana and is approximately 444,000 acres in size. The Northern Cheyenne Nation has approximately 11,266 enrolled tribal members with about 5,000 residing on their lands in Montana.
Cheyenne, North American Plains Indians who spoke an Algonquian language and inhabited the regions around the Platte and Arkansas rivers during the 19th century. Before 1700 the Cheyenne lived in what is now central Minnesota, where they farmed, hunted, gathered wild rice, and made pottery.
Native American: A name given to a tribe of the Algonquians by the Sioux, Cheyenne is derived from a word meaning unintelligible speakers, but a truer meaning might be strangers or foreigners.
The Cheyenne language (Tsėhésenėstsestȯtse), is the Native American language spoken by the Cheyenne people, predominantly in present-day Montana and Oklahoma, in the United States. It is part of the Algonquian language family. Like all other Algonquian languages, it has complex agglutinative morphology.
Apparentely there are no words for Hello or Goodbye in the Cheyenne language. They say hello with a gesture as if they were calming you down (and goodbye in English;-).
The Cheyenne tribe hunted lots of animals such as: deer, sometimes fish, and lots and lots of buffalo. To hunt the buffalo the women drove them towards the men who then shot them with their bows. To hunt the fish they easily went fishing in the closest river or pond.
The Cheyenne call themselves the Tsitsistas which means “Like Hearted People.” The name ” Cheyenne ” likely comes from a Sioux Indian word that means “people of a different language.” They fought in the famous Battle of Little Big Horn with the Arapaho and Lakota against George Custer and the U.S. Army.
During the 1800s, the Cheyenne laid their dead to rest in the trees. In the absence of a suitable tree, mourners constructed a scaffolding with four wooden posts staked into the ground. A wood platform for the body was then laid across the posts, resulting in a structure, typically 8 to 10 feet high.
Meaning of Cheyenne Cheyenne means “red speakers” or “strangerly speaking” in Sioux. Deriving from the French word “chien”, Cheyenne means “dog” or “dog owner”.
Some reservations welcome visitors; some don’t. Keep in mind that reservations are not tourist attractions, but rather places where people live and work. Some Native American reservations you can visit include: See Navajo songs and dances, an Indian rodeo and wild horse race, and more.
Quahadis were the hardest, fiercest, least yielding component of a tribe that had long had the reputation as the most violent and warlike on the continent; if they ran low on water, they were known to drink the contents of a dead horse’s stomach, something even the toughest Texas Ranger would not do.
Cherokee, North American Indians of Iroquoian lineage who constituted one of the largest politically integrated tribes at the time of European colonization of the Americas. Their name is derived from a Creek word meaning “people of different speech”; many prefer to be known as Keetoowah or Tsalagi.
Many Cheyenne children like to go hunting and fishing with their fathers. In the past, Indian boys and girls had more chores and less time to play in their daily lives, just like colonial children. But they did have dolls, toys, and games to play. Here is a picture of a hoop game enjoyed by Cheyenne kids.