Colorado Experience

Bent's Fort

Season 1 Episode 112 | 28m 19s Video has closed captioning.

During the height of the Fur Trade, Bent’s Fort established itself as one of the most important trading posts in the West. As the only major permanent settlement along the Sante Fe Trail, it served as a hub of commercial and cultural exchange for Cheyenne and Arapahoe Plains Indians and American trappers, and a stopping point for the US Army, explorers and settlers.

Aired: 05/30/13

Rating: NR

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