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By John H. Monnett

This well known quantity, to be had back in paperback, provides the fascinating heritage of Colorado even though the lives of thirty-two of its so much noteworthy electorate, either recognized and vague, who helped to form Colorado as we all know it this present day. between these featured are: Black Kettle (Cheyenne chief); David Day (outspoken newspaper editor of the San Juans); Anne Bassett (feisty livestock rancher); Lewis fee (real property entrepreneur); Casimiro Barela (legendary lawmaker from Trinidad); Josephine Roche (social activist and labour organiser); Jefferson Randolph 'Soapy' Smith (infamous con-man) and Enos turbines (conservationist and park advocate).

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I. II. 8dc20 96-31144 CIP The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of the American National Standard for Information SciencesPermanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials. 48-1984 Second Edition 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Contents Juan Bautista de Anza 1 Susan Shelby Magoffin 7 Alexander Majors 13 Black Kettle of the Cheyenne 21 Jack Stillwell and Sig Schlesinger 33 Ceran St. Vrain 43 George Griffith 51 "Poker Alice" Tubbs 57 David Day 65 Chin Lin Sou 75 Otto Mears 83 Nicholas C.

A council ensued. Wynkoop told the chiefs that although he had no authority to make peace, if the Indians would deliver their white prisoners to Fort Lyon, he would take the chiefs to Denver to discuss a lasting peace with Governor Evans. The gamble paid off. Two days later the chiefs began delivering their captives to the fort and shortly thereafter Black Kettle, White Antelope, and Bull Bear of the Cheyennes, along with Neva, Heap of Buffalo, Bosse, and Nonantee, who were relatives of the great Arapahoe chief Left Hand, left for Denver with Major Wynkoop.

By the last week of July, Susan sighted famed Bent's Fort. Growing weary from the trials of pregnancy, she spent the better part of the summer in one of the fort's rooms overlooking the plains. As was typical of so many nineteenth-century women making the overland journey, Susan did not write much about her physical condition. Taboos of the times prevented not only open discussion but also written references. In the end, the strain of travel took its toll and she lost her baby. She made only brief mention of the tragedy in her diary.

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