17_.Cheyenne

17_.Cheyenne - Cheyenne Cheyenne The Cheyenne moved from...

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Cheyenne Cheyenne The Cheyenne moved from western Minnesota onto the plains very early in the historical period. This was a response to a prophecy by their medicine man, Sweet Grass. (due to King Philip’s War.) • On the plains they allied themselves with the Arapaho and Lakhota.
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Cheyenne Cheyenne There were two groups of Cheyennes by the 1850’s. • A southern group living along the Arkansas River • A northern group living along the North Platte, • Nonetheless, individuals moved back and forth between these two groups.
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Cheyenne Cheyenne Because of mining interests in Colorado in the 1860’s, the governor, John Evans, sought to buy Cheyenne and Arapaho lands. The Indians refused. Evans chose to force the issue by war. The white military leader was an ambitious Indian- hating colonel named John Chivington, who launched a series of violent attacks against the Cheyenne in 1864.
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Cheyenne Cheyenne The Cheyennes responded by forging a defensive
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