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Bent's Fort
     

Bent's Fort

by David Lavender
 

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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 1849 as the center of the Indian trade of the central plains. David Lavender's chronicle of these men and their part in the opening of the West has been

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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 1849 as the center of the Indian trade of the central plains. David Lavender's chronicle of these men and their part in the opening of the West has been conceded a place beside the works of Parkman and Prescott.

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New York Herald Tribune

"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

— Lewis Gannett

New York Herald Tribune - Lewis Gannett

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803257535
Publisher:
UNP - Bison Books
Publication date:
03/28/1972
Pages:
479
Sales rank:
687,285
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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