George Bent lived outside the walls in a teepee with his mother - Feb 2006

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (2)

xcman on July 8, 2009

OK thats inaccurate he didn't live in a teepee with this mother he did live in the fort and he did sleep with his idian wife in a teepee but not his mother

MaxFarrar on July 9, 2009

Xcman thank you for your comment.

I got that factoid from Halaas and Masich Halfbreed: The Remarkable True Story of George Bent – Caught between the Worlds of the Indian and the White Man (2004). I thought it was pretty funny. Incidently, I was back at Bent's Old Fort about a month ago (June 2009) and jokingly asked a ranger about George living in a tipi when he was a kid. The ranger said maybe/probably he did and it was like moving to the suburbs where everything was clean and airy, compared the squalid, crowded and unsanitary conditions inside the walls.

Max

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 5, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by MaxFarrar
    • Camera: NIKON E4100
    • Taken on 2006/03/14 11:16:43
    • Exposure: 0.005s
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

Groups