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

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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.


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    by MaxFarrar
    • Camera: NIKON E4100
    • Taken on 2006/03/14 11:16:43
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