- Life of George Bent: Written from His Letters
- Life of George Bent, Written From His Letters.
- Life of George Bent: Written from His Letters by George E. Hyde
- George Bent
Hyde of Omaha concerning life at the fort, his experiences with his Cheyenne kinsmen, and the events which finally led to the military suppression of the Indians on the southern Great Plains. This correspondence, which continued to the eve of Bent's death in 19 18, is the source of the narrative here published, the narrator being Bent himself.
Nearly thirty-eight years have elapsed since the day in when Mr. Hyde found it impossible to market the finished manuscript of the Bent life down to The Depression had set in some months before.
Life of George Bent: Written from His Letters
He accordingly sold that portion of the manuscript to the Denver Public Library, retaining his working copy, which carries down to The account therefore embraces the most stirring period, not only of Bent's own life, but of life on the Plains and into the Rockies. It has never before been published.
It is not often that an eyewitness of great events in the West tells his own story. But Bent's narrative, aside from the extent of its chronology to , has very special significance as an inside view of Cheyenne life and action after the Sand Creek Massacre of , which cost so many of the lives of Bent's friends and relatives. It is hardly probable that we shall achieve a more authentic view of what happened, as the Cheyennes, Arapahos, and Sioux saw it.
Life of George Bent, Written From His Letters.
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More filters. Sort order. Jun 05, Iain rated it it was amazing Shelves: historical-american-west. This work is really quite amazing and quite unique. I'd give it four stars for style, which is surprisingly readable by a modern audience, but it earns the fifth star for the unique place George Bent held historically. He's something of a "Forest Gump" appearing at important events with shocking regularity.
Moreover, as an interpreter, he often knows participants on both sides of the conflict on the American frontier.
Finally, he gives a valuable and almost unique insight into the Cheyenne minds This work is really quite amazing and quite unique. Finally, he gives a valuable and almost unique insight into the Cheyenne mindset and their view of events. May 18, Wesley Redfield rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Anyone interested in the history of the West.
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