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The Remarkable True Story of George Bent--Caught Between the Worlds of the Indian and the
  • By David Fridtjof Halaas

This is the story of the amazing and uncommon life of George Bent-a "halfbreed" born to a prominent white trader and his Indian wife-whose lifetime spanned one of the most exciting epochs in our nation's history. Raised as a Cheyenne but educated in white schools, George Bent fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War, became a Cheyenne warrior and survived the horrific 1864 Sand Creek Massacre, rode and killed for revenge with the ferocious Cheyenne Dog Soldiers, and later became a prominent interpreter and negotiator for whites and adviser to tribal leaders. He hobnobbed with frontier legends Kit Carson, Buffalo Bill, Wild Bill Hickok, and George Custer, and fought side-by-side with great Indian leaders. After a lifetime of adventures and misfortunes, accomplishments and failures, George Bent made a lasting contribution to the memory of his people by sharing with historians the story of the fighting Cheyennes.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780306814105
    • Manufacturer: Da Capo Lifelong Books
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780306814105
    • Publication Date: 03/01/2005
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: David Fridtjof Halaas
    • Page Count: 458
    • Width: 6.00 inches
    • Height: 0.80 inches
    • Length: 9.00 inches
    • Weight: 1.42 pounds
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