'Crossing the same path two moon and roman nose once wandered'

In 'Leaving Bents Fort' Lance Henson wrestles deeply with the meaning of being a Cheyenne in America — a meaning that is as complex historically as it is in the present and towards the future. The names of the indigenous Americans, the fierce and heroic Cheyenne warriors, Roman Nose and Two Moon (a spiritual chief leader), are set against the name of a fort built in southern Colorado, named for wh...

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