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Cheyenne


Originally inhabitants of what is now Minnesota, the Cheyenne abandoned their settlements in the 17th century, leaving the region to the hostile Sioux and Ojibwa. The tribe split into Southern and Northern Cheyenne tribes in the early 19th century, when a large group decided to settle on the upper Arkansas River. The Cheyenne are known for originating the Ghost Dance and their expertise in sign-talking.

Featured Fact: The Cheyenne and the Sioux joined forces to fight General Custer and his army at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876.

Photo source: Library of Congress

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