"Black Kettle" (ca. 1803 – November 27, 1868) was a leader of the Cheyenne/Southern Cheyenne after 1854, who led efforts to resist American settler/settlement from Kansas Territory/Kansas and Colorado Territory/Colorado Organized territory/territories. He was a peacemaker who accepted treaties to protect his people. He survived the Third Colorado Cavalry's Sand Creek Massacre on the Cheyenne reservation in 1864. He and his wife were among those killed in 1868 at the Battle of Washita River, in a US Army attack on their camp by George Armstrong Custer.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous leaders! More Black Kettle on Wikipedia.