The Northern Cheyenne Nation is located in present-day southeastern Montana and is approximately 444,000 acres in size. The Northern Cheyenne Nation has approximately 11,266 enrolled tribal members with about 5,000 residing on their lands in Montana.
Today, the Cheyenne people are split into two federally recognized Nations: the Southern Cheyenne, who are enrolled in the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes in Oklahoma, and the Northern Cheyenne, who are enrolled in the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana.
The Cheyenne tribe originally lived as farmers in earthlodges in the Sheyenne River valley. The were forced west to the Great Plains by the French and their Chippewa allies. The Cheyenne tribe changed their lifestyle to become nomadic buffalo hunters who lived in tepees.
Lakota (also Lakhota, Teton, Teton Sioux) is a Siouan language spoken by the Lakota people of the Sioux tribes.] ” Aho ” means “yes, I agree”,”‘I understand’, or ‘I acknowledge”. It is used in prayers in somewhat the same way that “amen” is used (“amen” means “i agree”), but it is not used exclusively in prayers.
Only 90 minutes north of Denver, Colorado, Cheyenne sits as the northern anchor city of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Cheyenne is the capital of Wyoming, the seat of Laramie County and the site of F.E. Warren Air Force Base.
The name Cheyenne is a girl’s name of Sioux origin meaning “people of a different language”. The name of a courageous tribe, Cheyenne became quite popular in the 1990s, inspiring a wide range of spelling variations—Shyanne is one example that’s still on the rise.
Quahadis were the hardest, fiercest, least yielding component of a tribe that had long had the reputation as the most violent and warlike on the continent; if they ran low on water, they were known to drink the contents of a dead horse’s stomach, something even the toughest Texas Ranger would not do.
The Cheyenne language (Tsėhésenėstsestȯtse), is the Native American language spoken by the Cheyenne people, predominantly in present-day Montana and Oklahoma, in the United States. It is part of the Algonquian language family. Like all other Algonquian languages, it has complex agglutinative morphology.
The Cheyenne were very religious and ceremonial people. They performed an elaborate sundance, smoked peace pipes, built houses specifically for ceremonies and recognized both special hats and arrows as being sacred. The practice of counting coup was used by the Cheyenne Indians.
Apparentely there are no words for Hello or Goodbye in the Cheyenne language. They say hello with a gesture as if they were calming you down (and goodbye in English;-).
Today, there are over five million Native Americans in the United States, 78 % of whom live outside reservations: California, Arizona and Oklahoma have the largest populations of Native Americans in the United States.
During the 1800s, the Cheyenne laid their dead to rest in the trees. In the absence of a suitable tree, mourners constructed a scaffolding with four wooden posts staked into the ground. A wood platform for the body was then laid across the posts, resulting in a structure, typically 8 to 10 feet high.
The Cheyenne always say, “Neaese – meaning- Thank you ” in Cheyenne.
O’siyo – Hello. Do hi tsu – How are you. Do hi quu – I am well. Wadv – Thank you. E tsi – Mother.
1: a member of an American Indian people of the region around Lake Superior and westward. 2: an Algonquian language of the Ojibwa people.