The B.W. Butler Papers, in the University Archives prior to 1970, consist of a single item, the autobiography of George Bent, born in 1843 to a Cheyenne mother, Owl Woman, and a St. Louis fur-trader William Bent. While an account of Bent's remarkable life was eventually produced by one of the editors of this work, it remained unpublished for nearly 50 years (Life of George Bent: Written from his Letters. George E. Hyde, editor. University of Oklahoma Press, 1968) while this manuscript was nearly forgotten.
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