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The Cheyenne are a Native American tribe in Age of Empires III that replaces the Lakota in The WarChiefs expansion. Like all natives, they can be allied with by building a Trading Post at their Trading Post site.



Cheyenne technologies mostly focus on cavalry and improving allied economy.

Age Technology Cost Effect
Age I tech tree aoe3
Cheyenne Hunting Grounds Cheyenne Hunting Grounds 175 wood
175 coin
Ships 12 Bisons
Cheyenne Horse Trading Cheyenne Horse Trading 250 wood
250 coin
Cavalry (except Tokala Soldiers), shock infantry, and Forbidden Army train time -40%; Standard Army, Mongolian Army, Ming Army, and Imperial Army train time -20%
Cheyenne Fury Cheyenne Fury 350 wood
350 coin
Cheyenne Riders get +1.0 multiplier against cavalry and +0.8 against shock infantry


The Cheyenne help with hunting and cavalry rushes. Cheyenne Hunting Grounds ships 12 Bisons which can be hunted (giving a total of 6,000 food). For the Japanese, it allows them to fill three Shrines.

Cheyenne Horse Trading gives cavalry and shock infantry -40% training time. This is powerful for strong cavalry civilizations such as the French, Germans, and Lakota.

Overall, the Cheyenne are the strongest when the player is about to run out of hunt, due to Cheyenne Hunting Grounds. This is also about the time the player will likely have a big enough economy to afford Cheyenne Fury to make the Cheyenne Rider much more helpful and have a balanced enough composition to be able to add in a specialized unit like the Cheyenne Rider.

In-game dialogue[]

The Cheyenne language belongs to the Algonquian language family.


The name Cheyenne is linked to the Dakota Sioux term for the tribe, Sahiyenan, thought to mean "people of different speech." The Cheyenne call themselves Tsitsistas, which translates to - as is the case with many Native American tribal names - "the people."

Originally an agricultural people, the Cheyenne took up the buffalo hunting lifestyle similar to that of the Sioux as the U.S. westward expansion forced them onto the Great Plains. They were excellent horsemen, and (unlike those of most other tribes) their buffalo hunts involved both men and women. Along with the meat provided (including the much prized heart, brain, liver, and kidneys), the buffalo's hide was used to make winter clothing, teepee coverings, and blankets.

The Cheyenne were made up of many different clans, spread across a large geographic area. Their size offered both a blessing and a curse. Because they were so widespread, the Cheyenne have managed to keep their identity intact to this day. Unfortunately, however, individual Cheyenne clans often suffered unjust retribution at the hands of the U.S. military for supposed offenses they may or may not have committed. The Sand Creek Massacre in 1864 epitomized this cycle of violence; over 150 innocent Cheyenne and Arapaho were slaughtered in an unwarranted attack that shocked many even during that period of great conflict.


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