Cheyennes


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Chey·enne 1

 (shī-ĕn′, -ăn′)
n. pl. Cheyenne or Chey·ennes
1. A member of a Native American people, divided after 1832 into the Northern and Southern Cheyenne, inhabiting respectively southeast Montana and southern Colorado, with present-day populations in Montana and Oklahoma. The Cheyenne became nomadic buffalo hunters after migrating to the Great Plains in the 18th century and figured prominently in the resistance by Plains Indians to white encroachment.
2. The Algonquian language of the Cheyenne.

[Canadian French, from Dakota šahíyela.]

Chey·enne′ adj.

Chey·enne 2

 (shī-ăn′, -ĕn′)
The capital of Wyoming, in the southeast part of the state near the Nebraska and Colorado borders. It was founded in 1867 as a division point for the Union Pacific Railroad.
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The Crows were in pursuit of a band of Cheyennes, who had attacked their village in the night and killed one of their people.
They came in vaunting and vainglorious style; displaying five Cheyenne scalps, the trophies of their vengeance.
The Cheyennes were astonished and delighted to find a convoy of goods and trinkets thus brought into the very heart of the prairie; while Mr.
During a fortnight that the travellers lingered at this place, their encampment was continually thronged by the Cheyennes.
Occasionally the Cheyennes joined the white hunters in pursuit of the elk and buffalo; and when in the ardor of the chase, spared neither themselves nor their steeds, scouring the prairies at full speed, and plunging down precipices and frightful ravines that threatened the necks of both horse and horseman.
The history of the Cheyennes is that of many of those wandering tribes of the prairies.
The Sioux still followed with deadly animosity ; dislodged them from their village, and compelled them to take refuge in the Black Hills, near the upper waters of the Sheyenne or Cheyenne River.
Anna Ruth Ediger Baehr, "The Cheyennes and my Spiritual Journey," lecture to the First Universalist Church of Southold, Southold, N.
Both Christians and Cheyennes have given me wonderful community, which I value very highly.
Carefully presenting the position of the peaceful Southern Cheyenne leader Black Kettle and the young war-minded "Dog Soldier" Cheyennes whom Black Kettle could not control, Greene extensively researched government and contemporary publications for his account of the end of the Cheyenne way of life.
One would be hard pressed to imagine a group more different from the Cheyennes that captured the American public's imagination in the dimestore novels and cowboy flicks of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.
In 1890 he began a relationship with the Cheyenne people--a long, friendly and fruitful relationship which resulted in an extensive two volume ethnography of Cheyenne culture--The Cheyenne Indians, Their History and Ways of Life; a fascinating collection of Cheyenne stories--By Cheyenne Campfires, and the volume under consideration here--The Fighting Cheyennes, a history of Cheyenne warfare in the 19th century.

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