Cheyenne Indians

The Cheyenne were Plains Indians that lived in the mid-west from Colorado into the Montana and Dakota areas.

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What are Native American words for lucky?

Most native American languages use verb forms to express that kind of word; in Lakota the verb wapi means "to be fortunate or lucky", wapiya means "having luck or being fortunate", wapilakA means to be incredibly lucky".

In Algonkin (Algonquin) the word minwàbimewizi means lucky.

In the Kalispel (Flathead) language, complex forms make up many words and the ending -eŁ means luck or lucky - for example chin-gusp-eŁ = I was lucky to catch him (a horse).

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What are 5 houses of Native Americans?

Historically, many different types of dwelling were constructed by North American natives, depending on available resources. Some were made to be almost permanent, but most were temporary and were relatively flimsy structures. Five types of dwelling would be:

  1. The wikiup. This was a very small, temporary dwelling constructed by Apaches and other desert tribes; it had a framework of branches and brushwood and could be left mainly uncovered or have a covering of more brushwood, dry grass and/or trade cloth, tree bark or hides. A wikiup could be constructed very quickly and might only be used for one night, or much longer.
  2. The longhouse. This large and almost permanent dwelling was used by eastern woodlands tribes with access to large quantities of timber, poles, tree bark and long roots for use as rope. It was long, tall, wide and rectangular in plan, with either flat or rounded ends and either a pitched or rounded roof. Sleeping platforms were made along both internal walls and fire-pits were made along the central passageway - several families could live inside.
  3. The wigwam. This was a small and temporary dwelling used by eastern woodlands people - always using a framework of poles covered in birchbark sheets. Either domed or cone-shaped and only large enough for a few people, the wigwam was used by groups while travelling or hunting.
  4. The Plains lodge or tipi. Often very large and capable of housing several generations of an extended family, tipiswere temporary dwellings that could be rapidly put up and taken down. They used a basis of a tripod of three poles (four in the case of the Crow tribe) tied together at the top; against these further poles were placed before the cover of buffalo cow-hides was wrapped around and pinned down the front with pointed wooden skewers. Large stones were sometimes placed on the lower edge to keep out snow or wind (rings of stones today mark places where tipis were erected in the distant past).
  5. The plank house of the west coast. Western coastal tribes were the only native Americans to develop the skill of splitting huge cedar logs into planks, which were used to construct houses and sometimes sea-going boats. In front of each house would be erected the totem poles giving the family and clan symbols of those within.

The links below take you to images of each kind of dwelling:

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What do Indians believe in?

Indian believes in God, truth, and truthfull living
they believe in relations and can do any sacrifies for them
Indian also believe in nature and its protection and they believe that every living being is as much special for god as humans
they believe in pictures of a creature and pray to him.

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What is the cheyenne tribe known for?

The Cheyenne became nomadic buffalo hunters after migrating to the Great Plains in the 18th century and figured prominently in the resistance by Plains Indians to white encroachment.

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What language did The Mound Builders speak?

miiii

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Did Cheyenne Indians have different clothing for different seasons?

yes if course they did

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How did the cheyenne tribe communicate?

talking in there lenguage

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What are 5 interesting things about the cheyenne tribe?

Cheyenne made there weapons out of bones

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Why did the Cheyenne place such a high value on horses?

because horses made hunting easier

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Is there any truth that Little Wolf requested from Grant Brides for Indians in exchange for horses?

the only thing I found so far was an interview by the author Jim Fergus. That interview reports Fegus as stating he came a true event, on which he then based the fiction in his novel. "It is based on a true event," Fergus said, "In 1854 a group of Cheyenne chiefs requested of the white authorities one thousand white women as brides for their young warriors. * * * But, the peace conference where the Cheyenne made their proposal fell apart and the women were not actually sent to mate with the Cheyenne.

But in my book they do," Fergus said.

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What are the art and crafts and desighns the Cheyenne Indians did?

What are the art and crafts and designs the Cheyenne indians did?

  • They made vases, pots, pans, and they were being creative.
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In which present-day state do many of the Cheyenne live?

today is about 12,000 cheyenne live on the great plains

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What effect did dry land on the Plains Indians?

The Plains Indians were nomadic. They followed the buffalo. So when the buffalo moved the people moved. Note: The Plains have always been dry for at least part of the year - summer. The only time dry weather really effected the Plains Indians was when reservation boundaries were established. Not being able to roam as the food roamed would have made it difficult to obtain food and water.

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How did different Native American groups adapt to their environment?

Native Americans had adapted to their environment by doing anything they could to survive. For instance, some Native American groups that would have lived in the desert away from water sources to water their crops would dig a well and build an irrigation system to allow water from their well to flow to all of their crops. Or if a group lived in the mountains they would flatten out land and build a plateau in order to farm. Much like people in China would do at the same time and earlier for rice fields.

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How was the way the Tlingit adapted to their environment different from other Native American groups?

they made totem poles

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What is one way horses affected the lifestyle of the Cheyenne?

Horses made the Cheyenne more mobile when hunting and the horses were able to carry heavier loads of game.

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What great plain state is home to many cheyenne today?

new mexico

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What games did the Cheyenne Indians play?

the Cheyenne Indians would play games like loop throw yoyo Indian style and a game called rope tricks which is a different word in their language

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Which great plains state is home to many cheyenne today?

new york

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How did the pilgrims govern themselves?

pay more attention in social studies

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What did the Cheyenne Indians make as arts and crafts?

The Cheyenne are well known for their jewelry, beadwork, wooden pipes, and much more.

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What is the climate in cheyenne Indian tribes?

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How did the destruction of the buffalo affect plains people?

The Plains people lost their way of life, food, clothing, tools and ability to survive with the destruction of the buffalo.

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How do you say father or dad in Native American?

father

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What animals did the archaic Indians hunt?

Buffalo

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