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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.

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Cheyenne history after Europeans invaded

Bibliography and further reading about Cheyenne history:

Later Cheyenne history
Crow history
Sioux history
Cree history
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Professor Carr

Karen Eva Carr, PhD.
Assoc. Professor Emerita, History
Portland State University

Professor Carr holds a B.A. with high honors from Cornell University in classics and archaeology, and her M.A. and PhD. from the University of Michigan in Classical Art and Archaeology. She has excavated in Scotland, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and Tunisia, and she has been teaching history to university students for a very long time.

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