By George Bent, George E. Hyde
George Bent, the son of William Bent, one of many founders of Bent's citadel at the Arkansas close to current l. a. Junta, Colorado, and Owl girl, a Cheyenne, all started changing letters in 1905 with George E. Hyde of Omaha bearing on existence on the castle, his reports together with his Cheyenne kinsmen, and the occasions which eventually ended in the army suppression of the Indians at the southern nice Plains. This correspondence, which persisted to the eve of Bent's loss of life in 19 18, is the resource of the narrative the following released, the narrator being Bent himself.Nearly thirty-eight years have elapsed because the day in 1930 whilst Mr. Hyde came upon it very unlikely to industry the completed manuscript of the Bent existence right down to 1866. (The melancholy had set in a few months before.) He consequently bought that section of the manuscript to the Denver Public Library, maintaining his operating replica, which incorporates right down to 1875. The account hence embraces the main stirring interval, not just of Bent's personal lifestyles, yet of lifestyles at the Plains and into the Rockies. It hasn't ever earlier than been published.It isn't really frequently that an eyewitness of serious occasions within the West tells his personal tale. yet Bent's narrative, other than the level of its chronology (1826 to 1875), has very distinctive importance as an within view of Cheyenne lifestyles and motion after the Sand Creek bloodbath of 1864, which expense such a lot of of the lives of Bent's acquaintances and kinfolk. it truly is rarely possible that we will in achieving a extra real view of what occurred, because the Cheyennes, Arapahos, and Sioux observed it.