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Comanches : Lords of the South Plains (86 Edition)


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The fierce bands of Comanche Indians, on the testimony of their contemporaries, both red and white, numbered some of the most splendid horsemen the world has ever produced. Often the terror of other tribes, who, on finding a Comanche footprint in the Western plains country, would turn and go in the other direction, they were indeed the Lords of the South Plains.

For more than a century and a half, since they had first moved into the Southwest from the north, the Comanches raided and pillaged and repelled all efforts to encroach on their hunting grounds. They decimated the pueblo of Pecos, within thirty miles of Santa Fé. The Spanish frontier settlements of New Mexico were happy enough to let the raiding Comanches pass without hindrance to carry their terrorizing forays into Old Mexico, a thousand miles down to Durango. The Comanches fought the Texans, made off with their cattle, burned their homes, and effectively made their own lands unsafe for the white settlers. They fought and defeated at one time or another the Utes, Pawnees, Osages, Tonkawas, Apaches, and Navahos.

These were "The People," the spartans of the prairies, the once mighty force of Comanches, a surprising number of whom survive today. More than twenty-five hundred live in the midst of an alien culture which as grown up about them. This book is the story of that tribe — the great traditions of the warfare, life, and institutions of another century which are today vivid memories among its elders.

Despite their prolonged resistance, the Comanches, too, had to "come in." On a sultry summer day in June, 1875, a small hand of starving tribesmen straggled in to Fort Sill, near the Wichita Mountains in what is now the southwestern part of the state of Oklahoma. There they surrendered to the military authorities.

So ended the reign of the Comanches on the Southwestern frontier. Their horses had been captured and destroyed; the buffalo were gone; most of their tipis had been burned. They had held out to the end, but the time had now come for them to submit to the United States government demands

About the Author

Erneast Wallace was Professor of History in Texas Tech University.

E. Adamson Hoebel was Professor Emeritus of Anthropology in the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Product Details

Hoebel, E. Adamson
Wallace, Ernest
Wallace, Ern
Hoebel, E. Adamson
University of Oklahoma Press
Norman :
Native American Studies
West (u.s.)
United States - State & Local
North American
Comanche Indians
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
United States - State & Local - General
Native American-General Native American Studies
Native American
Edition Number:
10áeme tirage.
Edition Description:
The Civilization of the American Indian series ;
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19 bandw illus.
8 x 5.5 x 0.8 in 1.04 lb

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