Black Kettle

Peter Tenorio

  • In the Southern Cheyenne tribe


  • He is famous for bringing peace to his people


  • Born on 07 December 1803 and died on 27 November 1868


  • This Native American leader was among those rare leaders who strived for peaceful negotiations with the US government

  • Black Kettle and his childhood friend ‘Chief Lean Bear’ met the US President Abraham Lincoln in Washington D.C. in 1863. They were given peace medals and letters as a mark of their friendship with the US.


  • He lost his childhood friend, ‘Chief Lean Bear’ in the ‘Sand Creek Massacre’ of 1865, but still continued to strive for peace