Black Kettle
"All we ask is that we have peace with the whites. We want to hold you by the hand. You are our father. We have been traveling through a cloud. The sky has been dark ever since the war began. These braves who are with me are willing to do what I say. We want to take good tidings home to our people, that they may sleep in peace. I want you to give all these chiefs of the soldiers here to understand that we are for peace, and that we have made peace, that we may not be mistaken by them for enemies. I have not come here with a little wolf bark, but have come to talk plain with you."

Black Kettle is the spiritual focus of both the Northern and Southern Cheyenne, the tribe's most important Old Man Chief, and leader of the Council of Forty-Four. He is a powerful shaman and spends most of his days wandering the Hunting Grounds. He is also a peace chief and spends many days reigning in warrior societies like the Dog Men.

Black Kettle is an old Indian, who walks with a limp from the bullet he took at the Battle of Washita River.