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.Continue Reading
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 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 >
Some of the different Indian, or Native American, peoples that inhabited North America at one time or another include the Apache, Blackfoot, Cherokee, Cheyenne and Comanche. Other tribes include the Crow, Navajo, Nez Perce, Pawnee and Shawnee, as well as the Shoshone and Sioux.Full Answer >
The Blackfoot traditionally lived as hunter-gatherers in the northern Great Plains of North America, depending largely on buffalo for sustenance. White settlement and American governmental pressure forced the Blackfoot into increasingly smaller territories during the 19th century. Most modern Blackfoot live as ranchers on reservations in Montana and Alberta.Full Answer >
The Comanche, an offshoot of the Shoshone tribe, were a nomadic tribe in the lower Great Plains who were primarily hunters and gatherers. Horses were critical to their tribal culture, and they had a fierce and violent reputation. The Comanche had a democratic structure which featured representatives from major bands that held a council to make tribal decisions.Full Answer >