- a member of a North American Indian people of the western plains, formerly in central Minnesota and North and South Dakota, and now divided between Montana and Oklahoma.
- an Algonquian language, the language of the Cheyenne Indians.
- a city in and the capital of Wyoming, in the S part.
- a state in the NW United States. 97,914 sq. mi. (253,595 sq. km). Capital: Cheyenne. Abbreviation: WY (for use with zip code), Wyo., Wy.
- a city in W Michigan, near Grand Rapids.
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Contemporary Examples of cheyenne
Since then, similar allegations have emerged from five other facilities, including ones in Cheyenne and San Antonio.
There is a clear pattern to the claims of wrongdoing, a line that can be drawn from San Antonio through Phoenix to Cheyenne.
An email allegedly written by David Newman, an employee of the Cheyenne VA, reads like a how-to manual for cooking the books.
The latest case of a VA facility placing veterans on a secret waiting list centers on a facility in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
After supper, you can watch Stagecoach or The Searchers or She Wore a Yellow Ribbon or Cheyenne Autumn.Monument Valley From the Eyes of a Krazy Kat and John Ford Fan
February 3, 2012
Historical Examples of cheyenne
All that is left of the Cheyenne Bundle is now with the remnant of the tribe in Oklahoma.The Trail Book
It is a little better than the work of an Apache, but not quite so good as that of a Cheyenne.The Devil's Dictionary
There are between Omaha and Cheyenne but three bridges worthy of the name.The Railroad Question
He could crawl through a Cheyenne village with a camp-fire on his back.
The second day they fell in with Turkey Leg and a Cheyenne war party.
- plural -enne or -ennes a member of a Native American people of the western Plains, now living chiefly in Montana and Oklahoma
- the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
Word Origin for Cheyenne
- a city in SE Wyoming, capital of the state. Pop: 54 374 (2003 est)
- a state of the western US: consists largely of ranges of the Rockies in the west and north, with part of the Great Plains in the east and several regions of hot springs. Capital: Cheyenne. Pop: 501 242 (2003 est). Area: 253 597 sq km (97 914 sq miles)Abbreviation: Wyo, Wy, (with zip code) WY
1778, from French Canadian, from Dakota Sahi'yena, a diminutive of Sahi'ya, a Dakotan name for the Cree people.
region in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, from Munsee Delaware (Algonquian) chwewamink "at the big river flat," from /xw-/ "big" + /-e:wam-/ "river flat" + /-enk/ "place." Popularized by 1809 poem "Gertrude of Wyoming," set amid wars between Indians and American settlers, by Scottish author Thomas Campbell (1777-1844), who seems to have had a vague or defective notion of Pennsylvania geography. Subsequently applied 19c. to other locations, including a western territory organized July 25, 1868 (admitted as a state 1890); also used in Kansas, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
On Susquehanna's side, fair Wyoming!
Although the wild-flower on thy ruin'd wall,
And roofless homes, a sad remembrance bring,
Of what thy gentle people did befall;
Yet thou wert once the loveliest land of all
That see the Atlantic wave their morn restore.
Sweet land! may I thy lost delights recall,
And paint thy Gertrude in her bowers of yore,
Whose beauty was the love of Pennsylvania's shore!
[Campbell, "Gertrude of Wyoming," 1809]
On the same day there was debate in the Senate over the name for the new Territory. Territories often keep their names when they become States, so we may be glad that "Cheyenne," to be pronounced "Shy-en," was not adopted. "Lincoln" was rejected for an obvious and, no doubt, sound reason. Apparently, nobody had a better name to offer, though there must be plenty of Indian words that could properly be used, and, for the present, the insignificant "Wyoming" is retained. ["The Nation," June 11, 1868]