Sand Creek Massacre names

A list of Cheyenne family heads present at the Sand Creek Massacre in 1864 was printed in the September 1982 issue of the Northern Cheyenne Tribal News. Names were given in English and Cheyenne. The original Cheyenne was apparently written by a government agent and is very difficult to decipher. Here is an attempt to figure out what the Cheyenne names were. There are many uncertainties:

White Hat

Bear Skin

Wounded Bear

Bear Feathers

Cross Necklace   vo'otane ?

Two Lances  Néše Xomoono ?

Black Wolf

White Antelope  Vó'kaa'e Ohvó'komaestse

One Eye

Tall Bear

Black Kettle  Mo'(k?)ôhtávetoo'o

Feather Head

Tall Wolf

Heap of Crows

Spotted Corn

Man Standing in the Water

Big Head

Red Arm

Sitting Bear

The Kiowa

Big Shell

Wolf Mule

The Man Heéháme/Hetane?

Full Bull  O'otóm ?

The Stick Kâhamaxe

Wolf That Hears Hó'neohnéstoohe (Howling Wolf?)

Pointed Tomahawk  Eškôseto ?

One Leg

Bull That Hears  ?  néstoohe

Seven Bulls  ? nésohto ?

Big Owl  Méstaa'a ?

Bear Shield

Black Antelope  Vó'kaa'e Ohmo'(k?)ôhtávaestse

Bull Neck

Snake še'šenovôtse

Lame Man Nóhné'áhe ?

Wolf Horn     vevêstse ?

Bear Tongue  Náhkôhe-vétanove ?

Wolf Tongue  Ho'néhe-vétanove

Leg Calf

Wolf That Speaks 

Little Bear  Náhkôxháahketa ?

Bird That Flies

Spotted Horns    ? véveto ?

Found Sun  Eše'ôhmé'éhne ?

Empty Belly 

Red Sheath

The Squirrel

The Road

Bull Pup

The Man That Peeps Over the Hill

Heap of Cows

Little Wolf Hó'neoxháahketa ?

Shawnee  Savano

Wolf Road

Scabby Man Oevemana

Arapahoe Hetanevo'e

Bushy Hair

Wolf Grey

Standing Polecat

Black Horse

Small Belly

Loser in the Race

Four Bears

Old Bear Náhkohe ??

Blue Crane

Polecat

Point of Rocks

White Calf (related to Véstaa'e ?)

Black Kettles Brother

Whirl Wind

Spirit Walking

Walking Crane (related to Véstaso ?)

Forked Stick

Cross

Iron Ma'aeta

Big Child

Vermillion  Ma'etomo (e?)

One that Kills

Big Louse

Man on Top of the Hill

Following Turtle  Ma'eno ??

White Beaver  

Wooden Leg  Kâhamâxêhahtáhe ?

Big Rib    ? he'pe

Sand Hill 

Mad Bull  

Bird Tail  Voto ?

Shoving Bear

Stuffed Gut  Hestâhtotse ?

Little Beaver  Hóma'e

Yellow Wolf  

Red Bird Ma'eve'êse

White Man Vé'ho'e

Male Cross

Yellow Woman  Heóva'e ??

Male Cherry  Hetanémene ??

Bear Above  He'ama Náhkohe ?

Smooth Face  ?? énéhe

Bear Tent  Náhkohe ??

Blacktail Eagle

Coffee  Kape ? (English borrowing)

Cut Nose

Hog

Wounded Bear  Náhkohe ??

Found Dog  Hotamomé'éhne ?

Foot Track  

Bobtail Wolf

The Elk  Mo'ehe ?

Spanish Woman

Blue Horse  Otá'tavahe ?

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