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2 edition of Bent"s Fort. found in the catalog.

Bent"s Fort.

David Sievert Lavender

Bent"s Fort.

by David Sievert Lavender

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Published by Dolphin Books,Doubleday & Company, Inc. in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Colorado,
  • Bent"s Fort (Colo.)

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination479 p.
    Number of Pages479
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14334566M

    ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "A Bison book." Description: pages: map ; 21 cm. Contents: Introduction The Place Called Purgatory 9 Town on the River 15 Bloody Waters 26 Trapper from Taos 49 in Winter 75 --V. Death on the Trail 89 --VI. the People of the Plains Night the Stars Fell --VIII. "There have been many good books about the old Santa Fe trail, but none to match the blend of narrative power, pictorial sense, scrupulous scholarship, and awareness of the great American drama that mark Bent's Fort."-New York Herald Tribune.

    COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. "There have been many, and many good, books about the old Santa Fe trail, the trappers and the traders and the ''mountain men'' who preceded them, but none to match the blend of narrative power, pictorial sense, scrupulous scholarship and awareness of the great American melodrama that mark Bent''s Fort."-Lewis Gannett, New York Herald Tribune, ""There have been many, and many good, books about.

    A landmark of the American frontier, Bent's Fort was a private fort on the upper Arkansas River in present southeastern Colorado, standing as the center of the Indian trade of the central plains until Lavender chronicles this fort, Charles and William Bent, and their part in the opening of the West. Originally published in Bent's Fort was a landmark of the American frontier, a huge private fort on the upper Arkansas River in present southeastern Colorado. Established by the adventurers Charles and William Bent, it stood until as the center of the Indian trade of the central plains.


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Bent"s Fort by David Sievert Lavender Download PDF EPUB FB2

Castle of the Plains. Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site features a reconstructed s adobe fur trading post on the mountain branch of the Santa Fe Trail where traders, trappers, travelers, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes came together in peaceful terms for trade. An interesting history of Bent's Fort, the Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico, and the American west & southwest.

This book is fairly old, written inbut I thought it covered the subject well. I have visited the reconstructed Bent's Old Fort and was curious about the by: This is a book for serious history buffs. Since Bent’s Fort was an important focal point to the trading done in the SW, I think you can say this is a history of business along the Santa Fe Trail and the surrounding territory.

It is that and more. It is a history not of Bent’s Fort as much as it is a history of the SW in the 19th Century/5. William and Charles Bent, along with Ceran St. Vrain, built the original fort on this site in to trade with plains Indians and trappers.

The adobe fort quickly became the center of the Bent, & Company's expanding trade empire that included Fort to the north and Fort Adobe to the south, along with company stores in Mexico at Taos and Santa Fe.

Bent's Old Fort Book Store has a variety of trade goods, books, and videos on sale. NPS. The Trade Goods and Book Store at Bent's Old Fort Bents Fort. book many of the same trade goods that were exchanged for bison robes and other peltries at the fort in A visit to the store links you to the past when Bent's Fort was part of a thriving commercial.

Bent's Old Fort (ARS) Class Develops Book About Bent's Fort. Website Links. National Park Service: Bent's Old Fort Santa Fe Trail: Scenic and Historic Byway Colorado Encyclopedia: Bent's Fort Colorado Encyclopedia: Ninetenth-Century Trading Posts Colorado Encyclopedia: The Fur Trade in Colorado.

A ¼ mile walk down the original Santa Fe Trail to the Bents Fort. book is a walk back into the s and s when Bent's Fort was called the "Castle of the Plains".

A trapper or other Fort employee will greet you as you enter the plaza and there you begin to realize what you see, hear, and smell is true to the spirit of the time.

By the mids the Bents were trading many thousands of buffalo and other hides to people living in the eastern United States. Bent’s Old Fort was located on the Santa Fé Trail. It was a major trade route on the border of the US and Mexico.

Bent’s Old Fort was a main point on the Santa Fé Trail for sixteen years before it was destroyed. Bent’s New Fort () – InWilliam Bent, had successfully run Bent’s Old Fort near present-day La Junta, Colorado for nearly two decades.

However, during the Mexican-American War, his successful trading post had been overrun by soldiers and trade suffered because the Indians were reluctant to come near the post when so many whites were present. The Bent's Old Fort reconstruction is the only one of its kind in the National Park system.

The construction methods using adobe are just like those ofThe structure is so elaborate that after 3 visits I'm still finding things.5/5(). William Wells Bent ( – ) was a frontier trader and rancher in the American West, with forts in also acted as a mediator among the Cheyenne Nation, other Native American tribes and the expanding United his brothers, Bent established a trade business along the Santa Fe the early s Bent built an adobe fort, called Bent's Fort, along.

An interesting history of Bent's Fort, the Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico, and the American west & southwest. This book is fairly old, written inbut I thought it covered the subject well.

I have visited the reconstructed Bent's Old Fort and was curious about the place/5(40). "There have been many good books about the old Santa Fe trail, but none to match the blend of narrative power, pictorial sense, scrupulous scholarship, and awareness of the great American drama that mark Bent's Fort."-New York Herald Tribune4/5(1).

The 2-star Bent Fort Inn is placed in the vicinity of Arkansas Valley Community Ctr. It contains 38 air-conditioned rooms that strike a perfect balance between comfort and style.

The Motel is located km from Museum Kit Carson and John W. Rawlings Heritage Center & Museum is. War at Bent's Fort (Forts of Freedom, Vol 1) by John Legg and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The fort was the headquarters of Bent, St. Vrain, and Co.

and the great crossroads station of the Southwest, for it was located at the junction of the north-south route between the Platte River and Santa Fe, New Mexico and the east-west route up the Arkansas River to the mountains.

Mountain men stopped by to exchange their beaver skins, obtain supplies and traps, and visit with one another. Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site - State HighwayLa Junta, Colorado - Rated based on 63 Reviews "This place was amazing.

Loved. Yes, Bent Fort Inn does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in.

Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and on: U.S. 50, Las Animas, CO   Though BENT'S FORT was published in hardcover by Doubleday back inthis book can yet be used as a great introduction and study to both the Bent family and their fort on the Arkansas River.

Neither Fort Union nor Fort Pierre, two of the largest centers of the mountain and plains fur trade, could come close to meeting its by: Brand new Book. Bent's Fort was a landmark of the American frontier, a huge private fort on the upper Arkansas River in present southeastern Colorado.

Established by the adventurers Charles and William Bent, it stood until as the center of the Indian trade of the central plains. David Lavender's chronicle of these men and their part in the /5(66).

: Bent's Fort: Pages Indexed. A used book in As New condition. Bent's Fort was a landmark of the American frontier, a huge private fort on the upper Arkansas River in present southeastern Colorado. Established by the adventurers Charles and William Bent, it stood until as the center of the Indian trade of the central plains/5(66).> Bent’s Fort.

Bent’s Fort Finalist, National Book Awards for Nonfiction. David Lavender. More about this author > Filed in the following archives. Award Years. > Award Status.

FINALIST; Award Categories. NONFICTION > SUGGESTED READING. Solitary >.BENT'S FORT by Lavender, David and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Bents Fort by David Lavender - AbeBooks Passion for books.