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Dog Soldiers or Dog Men. Cheyenne Hotamétaneo'o. One of six military societies of the Cheyenne Indians. In the late 1830's, this society evolved into a separate, militaristic band which played a dominant role in Cheyenne resistance to American expansion in interior west of the U.S. They were in opposition to the policies of chiefs such as Black Kettle, who advocated peace. Today, the Dog Soldiers society is making a comeback in such areas as the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana and the Cheyenne-Arapaho Indian Reservation in Oklahoma.reference 1


1. Wikipedia contributors. 2007. Dog Soldiers. Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Accessed Jan 10 2008 from

About the illustration: “Cheyenne Dancers,” 1890 by John Graybill. This image is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.
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