Chief Black Kettle (died 1868) was a Cheyenne Native American chief who was killed in cold blood, along with other members of his village, by the 7th U.S. Cavalry under the command of George Armstrong Custer. Chief Black Kettle had white flag flying above his own tipi.
Black Kettle lived in western Kansas and eastern Colorado on land guaranteed to the Cheyenne under the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851.
John Chivington's attempt to kill Kettle in 1864, failed, but resulted in the Sand Creek Massacre.
Black Kettle signed the Medicine Lodge Treaty of 1867.