Cneyenne Indians - Native Americans
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Cheyenne History

Minnesota river
A river in Minnesota

Cheyenne people are related to the Algonquin people, and from the Paleo-Indian period onward they lived in the Great Lakes area (in modern Minnesota), along with other Algonquin people like the Cree. "Cheyenne" is a Sioux word for "people who speak a different language" - it's not what the Cheyenne called themselves.

Unlike the Algonquin and the Cree, though, Cheyenne people lived a little further south, so they could farm corn like their neighbors, the Mandan, the Sioux, and the Crow. Like the Crow, the Cheyenne lived in earth lodges in villages. They made pottery.

Learn by doing: make popcorn
Cheyenne history after Europeans invaded

Bibliography and further reading about Cheyenne history:

Later Cheyenne history
Crow history
Sioux history
Cree history
Native Americans
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Karen Carr is Associate Professor Emerita, Department of History, Portland State University. She holds a doctorate in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. Follow her on Instagram or Twitter, or buy her book, Vandals to Visigoths.
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