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Bent's Forts

Added by Nick Johnson on 05/06/2016 - 10:52, last changed on 08/10/2022 - 08:13

Bent's Old Fort

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In the early and mid-nineteenth century, when the western United States was in a seemingly unending state of flux as people competed for dominance over the land and its resources, three men moved to what would eventually become southeastern Colorado and there established a trading and commercial...

Upper Arkansas Indian Agency

Added by yongli on 12/06/2017 - 13:56, last changed on 08/10/2022 - 07:57
The Upper Arkansas Indian Agency was established in 1855 at Bent’s New Fort to service tribes along the upper part of the Arkansas River in eastern Colorado and western Kansas. It was also known as the Big Timbers Agency for the extensive stands of cottonwoods along the Arkansas River. In 1866 the...
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