CheyenneThe Cheyennes are a Native American nation, closely allied with the Arapahos and loosely allied with the Lakotas (Sioux). They moved from the Black Hills to the plains of what is now eastern Colorado at the invitation of George Bent, an Indian Trader, owner with others of Bent's Fort, near present day Lamar, Colorado.
The Cheyennes were the victims of the Sand Creek Massacre in which the Colorado Militia attacked Chief Black Kettle's peaceful village, killing most of the residents, who were mostly women and children. Two fine books about the Cheyennes are John Stands in Timber's "Cheyenne Memories" and Marie Sandoz's famous "Cheyenne Autumn". Another brief history can be found in Dee Brown's "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee".
Cheyenne is the name of some places in the United States of America: