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Ritual Ground: Bent's Old Fort, World Formation, and the Annexation of the Southwest

Douglas Comer

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520204294
eISBN:
9780520918702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520204294.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

From about 1830 to 1849, Bent's Old Fort, located in present-day Colorado on the Mountain Branch of the Santa Fe Trail, was the largest trading post in the Southwest and the mountain-plains region. ... More


Bent's Old Fort as the New Word

Douglas C. Comer

in Ritual Ground: Bent's Old Fort, World Formation, and the Annexation of the Southwest

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520204294
eISBN:
9780520918702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520204294.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how the shape of the material world at Bent's Old Fort directed behavior into ritualistic patterns and reinforced cultural assumptions regarding the world of our ancestors. It ... More


Epilogue Modern Ritual at Bent's Old Fort

Douglas C. Comer

in Ritual Ground: Bent's Old Fort, World Formation, and the Annexation of the Southwest

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520204294
eISBN:
9780520918702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520204294.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the continuation of ritualistic ways at the reconstructed Bent's Old Fort, now designated as a National Historic Site, and offers additional evidence for the persistence of ... More


Hearts and Minds

Douglas C. Comer

in Ritual Ground: Bent's Old Fort, World Formation, and the Annexation of the Southwest

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520204294
eISBN:
9780520918702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520204294.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter explains the theme of this book, which is about the rituals associated with Bent's Old Fort. These rituals include the exchange associated with trade, drinking and feasting, ... More


Castle on the Plains

Douglas C. Comer

in Ritual Ground: Bent's Old Fort, World Formation, and the Annexation of the Southwest

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520204294
eISBN:
9780520918702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520204294.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the events associated with the establishment of Bent's Old Fort. It explains that the fort was established by the trading company of the Bent brothers and operated within a ... More


Ritual Trade

Douglas C. Comer

in Ritual Ground: Bent's Old Fort, World Formation, and the Annexation of the Southwest

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520204294
eISBN:
9780520918702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520204294.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the culturally transformative and constitutive effects of trade at Bent's Old Fort, discussing the similarities between the trading practices of Anglo-Americans and Native ... More


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