Nothing Lives Forever

Only the Earth and the Mountains

—-Cheyenne Death Song

“A few feet, a hundred feet–it is impossible to judge–stands a waist-high Colorado rose-red granite stone, its size and quality unique in this place. Parting the stalks it is possible to read the inscription: George Bent, 1843-1918. Nothing more. Nothing to indicate that buried here is a great Cheyenne warrior and frontiersman, the son of William Bent, builder of Bent’s Fort, and his wife, Owl Woman, the daughter of the Keeper of the Sacred Arrows.”

—David Fridtjof Halaas & Andrew E. Masich, Halfbreed


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