Northern Cheyenne Tribe Law and Legal Definition

Cheyenne are Native American people of the Great Plains, who are of the Algonquian language family. The Cheyenne Tribe divided into the Northern and Southern Cheyenne in 1825. The Tongue River Reservation became home to the Northern Cheyenne in 1884. The name of the Reservation was later changed to the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. The Constitution and bylaws of the Northern Cheyenne was approved on 23 November 1935, under the Indian Reorganization Act.

According to 25 USCS § 1776a [Title 25. Indians, Chapter 19. Indian Land Claims Settlements, Crow Land Claims Settlement] the term "Northern Cheyenne Tribe" means "the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Indians, with the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Council as the duly recognized governing body of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation."