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Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

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Few people realize that the Comanche Indians were the greatest warring tribe in American history. Their forty-year battle with settlers held up the development of the new nation. Empire of the Summer Moon tells of the rise and fall of this fierce, powerful, and proud tribe, and begins in 1836 with the kidnapping of a lovely nine-year-old girl with cornflower blue eyes named Cynthia Ann Parker. She grew to love her captors and eventually became famous as the "White Squaw." She married a powerful Comanche chief, and their son, Quanah, became a warrior who was never defeated and whose bravery and military brilliance in the Texas panhandle made him a legend as one of the greatest of the Plains Indian chiefs.

In this vivid piece of writing, S. C. Gwynne describes in sometimes brutal detail the savagery of both whites and Comanches and, despite the distance of time, demonstrates how truly shocking these events were, juxtaposed against the haunting story of an unforgettable figure of a woman caught between two worlds.

Synopsis:

A stunning historical account of the battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West—in the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.

About the Author

S. C. Gwynne is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared extensively in Time magazine-for which he served as bureau chief, national correspondent, and senior editor from 1988 to 2000-and in Texas Monthly, where he was executive editor. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, Harper's, and California Magazine. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and daughter. David Drummond has made his living as an actor for over twenty-five years, appearing on stages large and small throughout the country and in Seattle, Washington, his hometown. He has narrated over sixty audiobooks for Tantor, in genres ranging from current political commentary to historical nonfiction, from fantasy to military, and from thrillers to humor. He received an AudioFile Earphones Award for his first audiobook, Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay. When not narrating, David keeps busy writing plays and stories for children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400166558
Author:
Gwynne, S. C.
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Drummond, David
Read:
Drummond, David
Narrated:
Drummond, David
Author:
Drummond, David
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Native Americans
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Biography-Native Americans
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Unabridged,MP3 - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.4 x 5.3 x 0.6 in 0.2 lb
Media Run Time:
900

Related Subjects

Biography » Native Americans
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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