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Mistanta (Owl Woman)

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    This portrait of Owl Woman, the Cheyenne wife of Colorado trader William Bent, was drawn by Lieutenant James Abert at Bent's Fortin 1845.
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Gail M. Beaton, Colorado Women: A History (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2012).

David Fridtjof Halaas and Andrew E. Masich, Halfbreed: The Remarkable True Story of George Bent—Caught Between the Worlds of the Indian and the White Man (Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2004).

Jeanne Varnell, Women of Consequence: The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (Boulder: Johnson Books, 1999).

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Anne Hyde, Empires, Nations, and Families: A New History of the North American West, 1800–1860 (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2011).