War at Bent"s Fort (Forts of Freedom, Vol 1) by John Legg

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Published by St Martins Mass Market Paper .

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This is a well written and easy to read book about Bent's Fort. It tells of the southeast US before, during, and after the Mexican American War of to as well as some other events west of the War at Bents Fort book River outside the by: The fort provided explorers, adventurers, and the U.S.

Army a place to get needed supplies, wagon repairs, livestock, good food and water, company, rest, and protection in this vast "Great American Desert." During the war with Mexico inthe fort became a staging area for Colonel Stephen Watts Kearny's "Army of the West.".

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This is a book for serious history buffs. Since Bents 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. War at Bents Fort book is a history not of Bents Fort as much as it /5(17). 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: The most famous forts of the West come to life--along with the dreams and courage of the men and women who built them--in the Forts of Freedom series.

Each novel is set around real events and features historical characters. The first book features Bent's Fort, a fortress built on the plains of Colorado in Although "fort" is in its name, this adobe building wasn't necessarily a military installation.

The U.S. Army didn't use the fort full-time until Originally built inyou can travel to Bent's Old Fort to see a reconstruction of the original structure. The building is unmistakable.

During the war with Mexico inthe fort became a staging area for Colonel Stephen Watts Kearny's "Army of the West." Disasters and disease caused the fort's abandonment in Bent's Old Fort was an important point of commercial, social, military, and cultural contact between Anglo-American, Native American, Hispanic, and other groups on.

Bent’s Old Fort was a central point on the Santa Fé Trail, and had served for at least sixteen years as a shelter for local trappers and traders until General Stephen Watts Kearny’s Army of the West tried to use it as a base during the Mexican-American War in The fur trade was in decline by this time, and in the fort was destroyed.

George Bent, also named Ho—my-ike in Cheyenne (Cheyenne people, – ), was a Cheyenne who became a Confederate soldier during the American Civil War and waged war against Americans as a Cheyenne warrior afterward. He was the mixed-race son of Owl Woman, daughter of a Cheyenne chief, and the American William Bent, founder of the trading post named Bent's Fort and a Born:Otero County, Colorado, United States.

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Bent's Fort Trade Game (download all cards below). 3 thoughts on “ Bent’s Fort, Book Gives A Close-Up View of a Distant Relative ” Annie at am. What a fascinating article. I have driven by the fort many times, but I have never stopped.

I have always wanted to visit. A dear friend that was also a teacher volunteered at the fort cataloging artifacts. 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. Title: bents fort. Edit Your Search War at Bents Fort (Forts of Freedom, Vol 1) ISBN ISBN Used.

An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # GI3N   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 Brand: UNP - Bison Books. Inwar broke out between the United States and Mexico.

Induring the war, Bent’s Fort was burned to the ground. A few years later, William built a new fort thirty miles east The Army eventually took over Bent’s new structure and called it first Fort Wise, then later Fort Lyon. 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. At the time of the Mexican War (), Mexico lay claim to much of the territory south of the Arkansas River and Bent's Fort lay right on the north side of the river and that border.

During the war Bent's Fort was used as a supply depot by the U.S. troops in their invasion of. All web site book purchases will continue to be discounted by 10%. Discount will be applied when you check out. For all U.S. shipping we will be charging $ for shipping and upgrading the method to Priority Mail for the duration of the Covid crisis.

The USPS is no longer guranteeing a reasonable period for delivery of Media Mail. This dog had often been seen around Bent's Fort, in company with wolves, on the watch for offal and other refuse.

The men wishing his skin, shot at him many times without effect. One morning early, the fort gates were opened, and the dog, cautiously passing the first portal, entered the yard, and pulled at the bait of meat, starting with it for.

Visiting Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site. Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site is located at State Highway E, La Junta, CO. There’s a Living History fee of $3 for adults, $2 for year olds with children under 6 years age free.

Hardcover book with no dust jacket. pages with an index in the back. Hardcover book with no dust jacket. Bent's Fort, Paperback by Lavender, David, Brand New, Free shipping in the US. $ $ Free shipping. A WAR OF FRONTIER AND EMPIRE: PHILIPPINE-AMERICAN WAR, By David J.

Silbey *VG+* $ Free shipping. Bent's Fort Seller Rating: % positive. Bent’s Fort entered its last phase inwhen Gen. Stephen Watts Kearny used it as a staging area for the U.S. Army of the West’s invasion of Mexico during the Mexican-American War.

Among the 1, soldiers was topographical engineer Lt. James Abert. Bent’s Old Fort, built in Colorado inwas a major fur trading post along the Santa Fe Trail. During its 16 year occupation, the fort was the center of the Bent, St.

Vrain Trade Company and also served as an army base during the war with Mexico in Today, the historic site features an adobe fort reconstructed from 19th century drawings. Bent’s Old Fort is situated on a broad bend of the Arkansas River, just east of La Junta, rs Charles and William Bent built the outpost in the s as a place for travelers to.

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Charles and William Bent helped to “open the West” by establishing Bent’s Fort in Colorado in It was the only privately owned fortification in the west and the only major permanent white settlement on the Santa Fe Trail. The fort was established to trade with the Plains Indians and area trappers.

Though the brothers grew up to become the stereotypical traders and mountain men of. - Explore dawn's board "Bents Fort" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Colorado, Santa fe trail and Old fort pins.

Bent’s Old Fort was a vibrant place of trade, but the war with Mexico inthe death of co-owner Charles Bent, a cholera epidemic, and the decline of the buffalo population all led to its eventual abandonment. By the s, the fort’s ruins were destroyed by the region’s harsh weather; only the foundations remained.

During the 19 th century, many trading forts in the American west found gardens to be a necessary source of fresh food. The selection of crops at each fort depended entirely on what crops were suitable for each specific climate.

Crops ranged from sweet corn to. During the Mexican War, the fort served as a base for the troops of American General Kearney. General Kearney appointed Charles Bent as Governor of New Mexico after the Mexican War.

He served from September until soldiers of the Pueblo uprising killed him in January Forts of the Frontier West is an hour-and-forty-minute video journey across the American West of the nineteenth Century. The opening of the West is the most colorful and romanticized period in American history, and the forts of the western frontier were silent witnesses to this dramatic story.

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 Old Fort operated in a gray area of history. “You can go to sites and see the War ofyou can go to sites and see a lot about the Civil War, but we’re right in.

Book Review Fort By Cynthia DeFelice This book is about Wyatt and Augie, These two kids are the main characters of this book. During the summer Augie and Wyatt think of making a fort in the summer in the woods, The story takes place at Augies house and the forest. Not really a fort, but a private trading post on the early frontier, Bent's Old Fort traded with the Cheyenne, Kiowa, and other southern plains tribes.

During the s, this southeastern Colorado post bustled with mountain men, buffalo hunters, and Plains Indians eager to trade for supplies and other goods. Bent's Old Fort, and the people who Price Range: $ - $. Little Fox’s Secret: The Mystery of Bent’s Fort. Palmer Lake, CO: Filter Press, “After Cheyenne leader Gray Owl has a vision of eleven-year-old Little Fox involved in the destruction of Bent's Fort trading post inthe boy is taken there to play his role and to learn why it is necessary.”File Size: 59KB.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, St. Vrain Company's expanding trade empire that included Fort St.

Vrain to the north and Fort Adobe to the south, along with company stores in Mexico at Taos and Santa Fe. Bent’s Fort on the Arkansas and Bent’s Old Fort are two books from the Colorado Historical Society which can be checked out in print from our library.

The use of Bent’s Fort in the Army during the Mexican War is examined in Edgeley W. Todd’s article “Bent’s Fort in ,” Colorado Magazine, v, n.3, July

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