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Cheyenne Culture and History

As a complement to our Cheyenne language information, we would like to share our collection of indexed links about the Cheyenne people and various aspects of their society. The emphasis of these pages is on Native Americans as a living people with a present and future as well as a past. Cheyenne history is interesting and important, but the Cheyenne are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary artwork as well as archaeology exhibits, and the issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Our Cheyenne Websites

Cheyenne Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Cheyenne Indian language.
Cheyenne Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Cheyenne culture.
Cheyenne Legends:
    Collection of Cheyenne Indian legends and folktales.

Cheyenne Tribal and Community Links

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma:
    Homepage of the Oklahoma Cheyennes and Arapahos .
Northern Cheyenne Tribal Council * Northern Cheyenne:
    Contact information and facts on the Northern Cheyennes.
Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council:
    Coalition of ten Native American tribes in Montana and Wyoming.
Chief Dull Knife College:
    Tribal college on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana.
Northern Cheyenne Tribal School:
    Homepage of the tribal K-12 school of the Northern Cheyennes.
Northern Cheyenne Net:
    Northern Cheyenne hosting provider, with Northern Cheyenne tribal information and links.

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Cheyenne Memories:
    History of the Cheyennes from tribal historian John Stands in Timber.
The Fighting Cheyennes * The Cheyenne Indians * Cheyenne Journey * Four Great Rivers to Cross:
    The Cheyennes at Dark River Creek * Massacre at Cheyenne Hole:
    Cheyenne history books.
The Cheyenne Arapaho Ordeal:
    History of the Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians.
Cheyenne Stitch Designs:
    Book on Cheyenne beadwork.
Early Days Among the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians:
    Cheyenne anthropology books.
Southern Cheyenne Women's Songs:
    Music and culture of the Cheyennes.
Cheyenne-Arapaho Education:
    History of education among the Cheyennes and Arapahos.
Cheyenne Sketchbook * Strong Heart Song:
    Poetry by Cheyenne author Lance Henson.
Massacre at Sand Creek * Sand Creek Massacre * From Sand Creek:
    Song of Sorrow: Massacre at Sand Creek * Month of the Freezing Moon * Soldier Blue:
    Books and a movie about the Sand Creek Massacre.
The Last Frontier * Holding Stone Hands * Tell Them We Are Going Home:
    Cheyenne Autumn [novel] * Cheyenne Autumn [video]:
    Books and a movie about the Northern Cheyenne Exodus.
Cheyenne Again * Death of the Iron Horse * The Great Race * Her Seven Brothers:
    Children's picture books about Cheyenne life.
Handbook of North American Indians: Plains Indians:
    Extensive ethnography of the Cheyenne and neighboring Native American tribes.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about the Cheyennes and Native Americans in general.

Maps of Cheyenne Lands

South Dakota Indian Map * Nebraska Indian Map:
    Tribal maps showing the original lands of the Cheyenne Indians and their neighbors.
Montana Indian Reservations:
    Map of the Northern Cheyenne Indian reservation and their neighboring tribes.
Virtual Museum of New France: Plains Indians:
    Historical maps and articles about the Cheyenne, Blackfoot, Pawnee, and other Plains Indian tribes.

Cheyenne Lifestyle and Tradition

Cheyenne Indians:
    Cheyenne Indian culture and traditions.
The Cheyenne * The Southern Cheyenne:
    Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Cheyenne Indians.
Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribe Flag: * Northern Cheyenne Flag:
    Cheyenne flags.
Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes License Plate:
    Oklahoma Cheyenne license plates.
Hoop and Dart Game * Ring and Pin Game:
    Traditional games for Cheyenne children.
Man's Shirt * Cheyenne Shield:
    Photos of Cheyenne artifacts from the 19th century.
Cheyenne Indian Shirts * American Indian Clothes * Feather Headdresses * Indian Hair Styles:
    Cheyenne clothing and other Plains Indian traditional dress.
Cheyenne Vinegar Rolls * Cheyenne Batter Bread * Cheyenne Trappers Fish:
    Cheyenne Indian food recipes.
Cheyenne Legends:
    Collection of Cheyenne Indian legends and folktales.
Native American Religion:
    Advice for people researching traditional Cheyenne and other Native American religious beliefs.
Cheyenne Sweat Lodge:
    Anthropological description of the sweatlodge.
Big Horn Medicine Wheel:
    Article on Cheyenne and other Native American medicine wheels, with a photo of an ancient site.

Cheyenne Literature and Arts

Lance Henson * Cheyenne Sketchbook * Strong Heart Song:
    Cheyenne poet Lance Henson.
Native American Authors: Cheyenne Tribe:
    Cheyenne literature.
Jerome Bushyhead:
    Biography and works of the late Cheyenne artist.
Cheyenne Ledger:
    Images from an archive of 19th century Plains Indian drawings.
Cheyenne Spiritual Songs:
    Cheyenne music for free download.
Northern Cheyenne Flute * Cheyenne Nation:
    Cheyenne flute music by Joseph Fire Crow.
Windwalker * Cheyenne Autumn * Soldier Blue:
    Movies about Cheyenne Indian history.
Cheyenne Indian Art:
    Beadwork by Cheyenne artist Virgil Greenwood.
Jerome Bushyhead Artwork:
    Paintings by the late Cheyenne artist.
American Indian Art:
    Information, photographs and links about Cheyenne and other native crafts.

Cheyenne Politics, Issues and News

Sand Creek Returned to Rightful Owners:
    The return of the Sand Creek Massacre site to the Cheyenne and Arapaho people.
Breakout Run * Northern Cheyenne Run:
    Cheyenne marathon commemorating Dull Knife's pyrrhic flight to Montana.

Cheyenne History

    History of the Cheyenne tribe.
Tears in the Sand:
    Interviews with two Cheyenne tribal historians.
Plains Indian History:
    History of the Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Lakota Indians at Fort Laramie.
Sand Creek * Genocide on the Great Plains * The Massacre at Sand Creek:
    The Sand Creek Massacre of 1864, when 150 peaceful Cheyennes and Arapahoes were murdered by US troops.
Black Kettle * Black Kettle's Speech:
    Cheyenne Chief Black Kettle.
Dull Knife * Little Wolf * Roman Nose:
    Ohiyesa (Charles Eastman's) biographies of Cheyenne chiefs.
Dog Soldiers * Cheyenne Dog Warriors * Dog Soldiers (Hotamétaneo'o):
    Articles on the Cheyenne Dog Soldier society.
Chief Dull Knife * Chief Little Wolf * Chief Two Moons * Chief Wolf Robe:
    Historical photographs of Cheyenne personages.
Four Directions: Cheyenne:
    Timeline and links about Cheyenne history.

Cheyenne Genealogy

Cheyenne/Arapaho Lands:
    Genealogical resource for Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian descendents, with documents such as marriage licenses.
Cheyenne Genealogy:
    Cheyenne genealogical and historical information.
Cheyenne Genealogy Forum:
    Messageboard for Cheyenne Indian descendants.
Cheyenne Source Material:
    Genealogical bibliography for Cheyenne Indians.
Native American Genealogy:
    Direction for those seeking Cheyenne and other American Indian ancestors.

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Additional Resources, Links, and References

   Cheyenne History:
   Bibliography of Cheyenne history.
   Cheyenne Indians * Wikipedia: Cheyenne People: * Cheyenne Tribe:
   Encyclopedia entries about the Cheyennes.
   Pueblo Cheyenne * Indios Cheyenne * Los Cheyenne:
   Information about the Cheyenne tribe in Spanish.
   Cheyenne-Arapaho Indian Research * Cheyenne Resources * Cheyenne-Arapaho Links:
   Cheyenne links pages.

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