The Cheyenne of the Great Plains lived in teepees made from buffalo hides and wooden poles. The teepees were easily moved from place to place.
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.
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.
There is a Cheyenne expression which is often used by men, which is a kind of greeting. It is ” Haaahe. ” It has no word meaning, but, does still have important social meaning of recognition, solidarity, friendship.
The Cheyenne people carry a tribal name received from their Siouian allies when they all lived in present Minnesota in the 1500s. The name means “foreign speakers” and was used by the Sioux in reference to Algonquian-speaking tribes.
The ancestral Sioux most likely lived in the Central Mississippi Valley region and later in Minnesota, for at least two or three thousand years. The ancestors of the Sioux arrived in the northwoods of central Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin from the Central Mississippi River shortly before 800 AD.
The Cheyenne tribe lived in tent-like homes called tepees. The tepee was constructed from wooden poles that were covered with weather-proof animal skins such as buffalo hides. Buffalo hides were used for seating, bedding, and covers. A hearth was built in the center of the tepee for cooking and heating.
The Cheyenne Today A total of 7,502 people reside on the Tongue River in Wyoming (Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation), and another 387 live on the Cheyenne and Arapaho reservation in Oklahoma. Both reservations are recognized by the U.S. government, and have their own governing bodies and constitutions.
The tribe call themselves “Tsis tsis’tas” (Tse-TSES-tas) which means “the beautiful people”. The Cheyenne Nation is comprised of ten bands, spread all over the Great Plains, from southern Colorado to the Black Hills in South Dakota.
No, prior to the late nineteenth century, the Cheyenne people generally did not use money. The Cheyenne usually bartered and traded.
Gi iih is easier to read than ke’eehe (meaning “grandma”). There are three Cheyenne vowels (a, e, o). They can be marked for high pitch (á, é, ó) or be voiceless (whispered), as ȧ, ė, ȯ.
Maheo is the Cheyenne name for the Creator (God.)
What type of food did they eat? The early Cheyenne farmed crops including corn, beans, and squash. They also hunted small game such as rabbits and deer. The Cheyenne of the Great Plains got most of their food from hunting buffalo.
The word “Cheyenne” is French Canadian, originating from Sioux Dakota word “šahíyena” meaning “speak incoherently” from the elements “ša” (red) and “ya” (speak).
The earliest known written historical record of the Cheyenne comes from the mid-17th century, when a group of Cheyenne visited the French Fort Crevecoeur, near present-day Peoria, Illinois. The Cheyenne at this time lived between the Mississippi River and Mille Lacs Lake.