Where: Fayetteville Public Library
This one-hour program will examine the life of George Bent. George Bent, also called Ho—my-ike in Cheyenne, was the son of a prominent white trader, William Bent, and Owl Woman, daughter of a Cheyenne chief. Raised as a Cheyenne but educated in white schools, George Bent fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War, became a Cheyenne warrior and survived the horrific 1864 Sand Creek Massacre. He later became a prominent interpreter and negotiator for whites and adviser to tribal leaders. The program will discuss George Bent’s origins, education, Civil War service, and his efforts as an ethnographer, historian, and chronicler of the Cheyenne People.
Kerry Jones is a seventh generation Arkansan, of Scot-Irish origins, who loves his home state. He holds undergraduate degrees in History and Political Science from Wichita State University and two master’s degrees in History and Public History. He taught History at the college level for eleven years. Kerry has worked for the National Park Service for the past thirteen years; currently serving at Pea Ridge National Military Park as Park Guide. Kerry has received numerous awards for his presentations with the National Park Service. He currently lives in Springdale with his wife Holly.
This program is free and open to the public.
No registration required.
If you are unable to attend this event in person, it will be available for viewing and replay via our FPL Livestream page at https://livestream.com/faylib.