Black Kettle


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Black Kettle,

d. 1868, chief of the southern CheyenneCheyenne
, indigenous people of North America whose language belongs to the Algonquian branch of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock (see Native American languages). The Cheyenne abandoned their settlements in Minnesota in the 17th cent.
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 in Colorado. His attempt to make peace (1864) with the white men ended in the massacre of about half his people at Sand CreekSand Creek,
Colorado, site of a massacre (1864) of Cheyenne by Col. John M. Chivington and his Colorado Volunteers. The Cheyennes, led by their chief, Black Kettle, had offered to make peace and, at the suggestion of military personnel, had encamped at Sand Creek near Fort Lyon
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. Despite this treachery on the part of the whites, he continued to seek peace with them, and in 1865 he signed the Treaty of the Little Arkansas. The government ignored its guarantees, and Black Kettle tried again to negotiate, signing the Medicine Lodge Treaty of 1867. The Cheyenne might have retired to the reservation provided for them, had it not been for Gen. George Armstrong CusterCuster, George Armstrong,
1839–76, American army officer, b. New Rumley, Ohio, grad. West Point, 1861. Civil War Service

Custer fought in the Civil War at the first battle of Bull Run, distinguished himself as a member of General McClellan's staff in the
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. On Nov. 27, 1868, Custer and his 7th Cavalry attacked Black Kettle's camp on the Washita River without warning and killed the chief and hundreds of Native Americans.

Black Kettle (b. Moketavato)

(?1803–68) Southern Cheyenne peace chief; born near the Black Hills in present-day South Dakota. Despite his attempts at accommodation, his band was massacred at Sand Creek, Colo., in 1864. He continued to seek peace but was killed with his tribe in the Washita Valley, Okla., in 1868.
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The boy didn't like this speech, for it sounded like a threat; but he happened to remember he had nuts in his pocket, so he cracked some of those and ate them while the woman rose, shook the crumbs from her apron, and hung above the fire a small black kettle.
Or sometimes, better still, we find them really there by the roadside boiling a mysterious three- legged black kettle over a fire of sticks.
When you arrived home there would be half ripened bananas from the granary to be eaten with the lunchtime leftover food, then drowned with tea from the black kettle that was permanently located by the fire place and containing dark superheated tea.
The consistent gelding was a good second to Black Kettle on his return to chasing at Newcastle.
NEWCASTLE: 1.30 Granard, 2.05 Milly Baloo, 2.40 Broadway Belle, 3.20 Sudski Star, 3.55 Jack Devine, 4.30 Bulls Head, 5.00 Black Kettle, 5.45 Rock Of Leon.
Even when politicians would speak to call the black kettle white, emerging statistics are kidding no one.
She had afire with a great black kettle over it and she was "Bilin' the lye.
In fact, a few years ago I spent six days on the Black Kettle National Grassland in Oklahoma hunting public-land whitetails and I forgot my binoculars.
UTTOXETER: 1.40 Pretty Rose, 2.10 Resiliency, 2.40 King's Wharf, 3.10 Mamoo, 3.40 FLYING EAGLE (NAP), 4.10 Cosmic Tigress, 4.40 Black Kettle, 5.10 Eddy.
Cavalry attack against the Southern Cheyenne village of Peace Chief Black Kettle.
Located on the south bank of the Washita River, the school was about twenty miles down river from the site of the Washita Massacre, where Colonel George Custer in 1868 attacked the Cheyenne village of Chief Black Kettle. The school, named after a Cheyenne Chief, was completed in late 1896 and continued in operation until 1925.
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