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The Resource Halfbreed : the remarkable true story of George Bent : caught between the worlds of the Indian and the white man, David Fridtjof Halaas, Andrew E. Masich

Halfbreed : the remarkable true story of George Bent : caught between the worlds of the Indian and the white man, David Fridtjof Halaas, Andrew E. Masich

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Halfbreed : the remarkable true story of George Bent : caught between the worlds of the Indian and the white man
Title
Halfbreed
Title remainder
the remarkable true story of George Bent : caught between the worlds of the Indian and the white man
Statement of responsibility
David Fridtjof Halaas, Andrew E. Masich
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Language
eng
Summary
"The uncommon life of George Bent - "halfbreed"--Spanned one of the most eventful epochs in American history. Caught uneasily between two cultures in constant conflict, it is a life mirrored in the fictional character Jack Crabb in Thomas Berger's classic novel Little Big Man." "Born in 1843 to the prominent white trader Colonel William Bent and his Indian wife, Owl Woman, George Bent was raised as a Cheyenne. After receiving an education in white schools, Bent fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War and went on to become a Cheyenne warrior. He survived the horrific 1864 Sand Creek Massacre - and then fought for revenge with the ferocious Cheyenne Dog Soldiers. Bent later served as a prominent interpreter and negotiator for whites and an adviser to tribal leaders. He rode side-by-side with the great Indian leaders Red Cloud, Tall Bull, and Roman Nose, and he hobnobbed with frontier legends Kit Carson, Buffalo Bill, Wild Bill Hickok, and George Custer." "Toward the end of his life, George Bent felt a passionate need to set the historical record straight and preserve the memory of the Cheyenne Indians as a free people. The greatest historians and ethnologists of the day sought him out to hear and read his stories of the Cheyennes. George Bird Grinnell, George E. Hyde, James Mooney - all agreed that what they knew of nineteenth-century Cheyenne life came largely from George Bent." "As a mixed blood, Bent lived between two worlds right up until the time of his death in 1918 - never entirely fitting into either world, always on the fringes of both."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Halaas, David Fridtjof
Dewey number
  • 978.004/97353/0092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.C53
LC item number
B444 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Masich, Andrew Edward
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cheyenne Indians
  • Cheyenne Indians
  • Cheyenne Indians
  • Bent, George
Label
Halfbreed : the remarkable true story of George Bent : caught between the worlds of the Indian and the white man, David Fridtjof Halaas, Andrew E. Masich
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-437) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Worlds apart -- Growing up Cheyenne -- In the white world -- Between two worlds -- Massacre at Sand Creek -- Riding with the dog soldiers -- Black Kettle and Magpie Woman -- Cheyenne autumn -- Death songs -- Walking the white man's road -- Lost in a new world -- Nothing lives forever
Control code
53972181
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
xv, 458 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306813207
Lccn
2003022183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Halfbreed : the remarkable true story of George Bent : caught between the worlds of the Indian and the white man, David Fridtjof Halaas, Andrew E. Masich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-437) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Worlds apart -- Growing up Cheyenne -- In the white world -- Between two worlds -- Massacre at Sand Creek -- Riding with the dog soldiers -- Black Kettle and Magpie Woman -- Cheyenne autumn -- Death songs -- Walking the white man's road -- Lost in a new world -- Nothing lives forever
Control code
53972181
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
xv, 458 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306813207
Lccn
2003022183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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