The Cheyenne originally settled in Minnesota as a woodland tribe, but they became horse-nomads of the Great Plains in the 1600s due to the influx of European settlers in the east. The Cheyenne Nation occupied the land from the Black Hills of South Dakota to southern Colorado at its peak.Know More
The Cheyenne used their nomadic existence to develop complex trading networks and typically lived on major waterways or near established travel routes. As a result of this, they commonly traded with white settlers.
As of 2014, Cheyenne Indians reside in two areas, including the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and Indian Reservation in Montana and the Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribe in Oklahoma.Learn more about US History
The Cheyenne tribe used both traditional Native American weaponry, and, through trade and raid, they managed to acquire modern weapons. Mostly, the Cheyenne tribe used war clubs, tomahawks, bows and arrows and lances, although they were known to use revolvers, rifles and shotguns as well.Full Answer >
The Cheyenne people mainly wore clothing and shoes made of elk, deer and buffalo skin decorated with porcupine quills and shells. Animal teeth and small bits of bone were used as well. Deerskin was the most popular type of clothing because it was light, soft and flexible. The women wore long deerskin dresses, and the men wore buckskin breech cloths and shirts.Full Answer >
Before European traders arrived with firearms, the Cheyenne hunted and fought with the bow, knife, lance and war club. The weapons the Cheyenne used were much like those of other Great Plains tribes. Both men and women used parts of the buffalo kill as tools to make daily living easier.Full Answer >
The Cheyenne Indians mostly ate buffalo and deer meat, squash, corn and other vegetables. They also bought fish, fruits and berries from other tribes. Their women did most of the cooking.Full Answer >