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.
In order to prepare for war, Cheyenne men traditionally built weapons from the bones of buffalo. The buffalo was a source of food, and its bones were used to build tools as well as weaponry. Warfare played an important part in Cheyenne society, and participating in a war was considered an honor and granted status.