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CHEYENNE INDIANS. The Cheyenne Indians were one of the plains tribes of the Algonquian family. They were first encountered by white explorers in what is now South Dakota, but in 1868 the Cheyennes were moved to a reservation in Indian Territory. In 1874 they left the reservation and along with Comanches and Kiowas participated in the second battle of Adobe Walls.


George Bird Grinnell, The Cheyenne Indians, Their History and Ways of Life (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1923). Evetts Haley, Jr., "Adobe Walls," Junior Historian, January 1948. Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). E. Adamson Hoebel, The Cheyennes, Indians of the Great Plains (New York: Holt, 1960).

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