About Arapaho



Arapaho belongs to the Algonquian language family. Historically, Arapaho is native to the Great Plains, and today it is still spoken in Wyoming and Oklahoma. It is related to Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Gros Ventre, and many other languages spoken in the northeastern U.S. and Canada: Cree, Ojibwa, Micmac, Shawnee, Kickapoo and others. Many of the English words borrowed from Indian languages come from these Algonquian languages, such as canoe, wigwam, moose, wampum, and moccasin.


Arapaho Reservations and Original Territory