Bent wrote letters to Hyde between and Interpreter[ edit ] Bent began his return to a peaceful world as an interpreter at the Medicine Lodge Treaty Council of October Later that summer, Bent either was captured or deserted.
Written from His Letters was published, and inDavid F. Da Capo Press,pp. Bent wrote about this period, saying he believed that the "savages" in the conflict were the U. Bent later wrote about this period, saying he believed that the "savages" in the conflict were the U.
I think the book is very informative and he does seem to repeat many of the details more than once. Grinnell mentioned Bent as a source in the book, but did not give him full credit for his assistance and contributions.
He first married Magpie d.
The writing style is for an academics purpose and history preservation. There were settlements, stage lines, ranches and towns had been founded.
Because of his knowledge of both European-American and Cheyenne culture, Bent became a prominent and powerful person on the reservation. Presented as a way for Indians to assimilate by adopting Euro-American farming styles, the allotment plan caused the loss of considerable tribal land.
Black Kettle and White Antelope told the village not to fear the white man, peace was imminent and that the white man was friendly. He continued up the creek and came to an area where a large body of Indians had stopped and began to dig holes in the side of the banks, People were now hiding in the holes and Just as Bent reached this area he was struck in the hip by a bullet.
They raided the Overland Stage Line stations that were set up every ten or twelve miles. I believe that his letters are a good account of the history during his life. Upon going back to retrieve her body Black Kettle noticed she was still alive. He wanted the story of the Cheyenne told in a book.
They were told the Indians were hostile. He goes in great detail about how they found each other strange.
He married the year-old Adaline Harvey inthe educated mixed-race daughter of a fur trader friend from Kansas City.Life of George Bent: Written From His Letters George E Hyde. First Edition pages.
Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Very good in a very good dust jacket. George Bent, the son of William Bent, one of the founders of Bent's Fort on the Arkansas near present La Junta, Colorado, and Owl Woman, a Cheyenne, began exchanging letters in with George E.
Hyde of Omaha concerning life at the fort, his experiences with his Cheyenne kinsmen, and the events. George Hyde asked Savoir Lotteries to Join him in editing the George Bent letters and chronicling the time line of events.
The book is written in first person. George Bent is the narrator and gives his account of the Cheyenne Indians and events that occurred on the Great Plains during the nineteenth century.
The Life of George Bent is a collection of letters written by George Bent to George E. Hyde from up until his death in George E. Hyde felt the letters, which was a manuscript making up fifty years of Cheyenne Indian life, needed to be published.Download