Sunday, 19 February 2012

The Cheyenne Indians

I have chosen to look at at the Cheyenne Indians for this blog. The Cheyenne (pronounced Shy-AN) are one of the most culture rich native American tribes due to their sedentary origins and have many hundreds of legends and stories that have been passed down through the generations.

The website I chose to use is very simple and could be more detailed, however it manages to highlight the key points of Cheyenne history. One thing in particular that I found interesting was how similar the Cheyenne creation story is to that of the Christianity creation story of Adam and Eve. The site hits upon the key conflicts between both other tribes and the 'whites'. Including the Sand Creek massacre of 1864.

Interestingly, the Cheyenne now own two reservations, the Southern Cheyenne and their close allies Arapaho, live in Oklahoma and share a combined flag. Whereas the Northern Cheyenne have a reservation in Montana.

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