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Carl Abbott, Stephen J. Leonard, and Thomas J. Noel, Colorado: A History of the Centennial State, 5th ed. (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2013).

Cheryl Beckwith, William Bent: Frontiersman (Palmer Lake, CO: Filter Press, 2011).

William Bent (1809–1869),” PBS Interactive, 2001.  

William Bent: Frontiersman,” Colorado Virtual Library, July 13, 2015.

Carol Turner, Forgotten Heroes and Villains of Sand Creek (Charleston, S.C.: History Press, 2010).

Elliott West, The Way to the West: Essays on the Central Plains (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1995).

Additional Information: 

Melvin Bacon and Daniel Blegan, Bent’s Fort: Crossroads of Culture on the Santa Fe Trail (Palmer Lake, CO: Filter Press, 2001).

Bent’s Old Fort,” National Park Service, updated August 31, 2015,.

Rocky Mountain PBS, “Colorado Experience: Bent’s Fort,” Youtube video, 28:19, posted by Rocky Mountain PBS, June 4, 2013.

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