Ritual Ground


 expand sectionChapter 1  Hearts and Minds
 expand sectionChapter 2  Realms of Meaning
 expand sectionChapter 3  Nostalgia for Paradise
 collapse sectionChapter 4  Castle on the Plains
 New Relationships
 Bent & St. Vrain Company
 Position, Strategy, and Execution
 Prehistoric Trade Between Pueblos and Nomadic Groups
 The Proto-Historic Period
 Ideology and the Europeans
 The Cheyenne and Arapaho
 The Native American "Wild Card"
 American Entry into the Southwestern Fur Trade
 Mexican Independence
 Mexican Independence and Native American Relations
 The Preeminence of Bent & St. Vrain Company
 After the Mexican War
 expand sectionChapter 5  Ritual Trade
 expand sectionChapter 6  Bent's Old Fort as the New World
 expand sectionChapter 7  Circuits of Power
 expand sectionChapter 8  Victory and Defeat
 expand sectionEpilogue  Modern Ritual at Bent's Old Fort

 expand sectionNotes
 expand sectionIndex

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