Unlike the Northern Cheyenne, who lived on a reservation in Montana, the Southern Cheyenne had refused reservation life and lived in and around the town of Clinton, Okla.
Baehr does not mention the use of the Cheyenne language, but her sister Hilda, who had a career as a teacher of German, recollected its presence in the home when Cheyenne elders visited.
There is an irony in Baehr's concern since the Cheyenne congregants would not have found it unnatural or surprising for the couple to expect a child before their marriage, and would likely have met her "confession of sin" with support and celebration.
Lawrence Hart, a Cheyenne Mennonite pastor, had also met his Mennonite wife at Bethel College.
Tsese-Ma'heone-Nemeototse: Cheyenne Spiritual Songs, comp.
Under direct orders from Sheridan, General George Custer led his army battalion in a surprise attack on the sleeping villages of Cheyenne
, Arapahoe and other groups camped along the Washita River in what is now Oklahoma.
Not until the arrival of European guns and horses did the Cheyennes move onto the Great Plains and take up full-time pursuit of the great herds of buffalo that blanketed the region.
Contact with Europeans and the transition to pastoralism produced other dramatic changes in Cheyenne culture, and Moore departs from his historical narrative to examine in detail topics like warfare, social organization, literature, and cosmology.
The Plains period of Cheyenne history closed after several decades of episodic warfare against the United States.
Notwithstanding his engaging and careful presentation of Cheyenne culture and history, however, Moore's use of an "us" and "them" style of exposition heightens the reader's own sense of otherness and detachment from the subject.
In The Cheyenne Moore has crafted a fine description of Cheyenne culture, society, and history over a span of three thousand years.
Grinnell begins by introducing the Cheyennes to readers who may not be familiar with them.
Which is why it is so gratifying to read Grinnell's Chapter 6, 'The Peace with the Kiowas', in which Grinnell recounts, in loving detail, the diplomatic overtures, meetings, councils, and finally, the great meeting on the Arkansas River in 1840 of Cheyennes, Arapahoes, Kiowas, Comanches, and Plains Apaches where they concluded a peace agreement which was never broken.
Army records with regard to their dealing with the Cheyennes and their allies.
Grinnell recorded testimony of Cheyennes who had participated in all of the major events and conflicts involving the Cheyennes and the U.