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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 / S.C. Gwynne.

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Item details

  • ISBN: 9781416591054
  • ISBN: 1416591052
  • ISBN: 9781416597155
  • ISBN: 1416597158
  • ISBN: 9781416591061
  • ISBN: 1416591060
  • Physical Description: viii, 371 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2010.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-355) and index.
A new kind of war -- A lethal paradise -- Worlds in collision -- High lonesome -- The wolf's howl -- Blood and smoke -- Dream visions and Apocalypse -- White squaw -- Chasing the wind -- Death's innocent face -- War to the knife -- White queen of the Comanches -- The rise of Quanah -- Uncivil wars -- Peace and other horrors -- The anti-Custer -- Mackenzie unbound -- The hide men and the messiah -- The Red River War -- Forward, in defeat -- This was a man -- Resting here until day breaks.
Summary, etc.:
Describes the actions of both whites and Comanches during a 40-year war over territory, in a story that begins with the kidnapping of a white girl, who grew up to marry a Comanche chief and have a son, Quanah, who became a great warrior.
Subject: Parker, Quanah, 1845?-1911.
Comanche Indians > Kings and rulers > Biography.
Comanche Indians > Wars.
Comanche Indians > History.
Frontier and pioneer life > West (U.S.)
West (U.S.) > History > 1848-1860.
West (U.S.) > History > 1860-1890.
West (U.S.) > History > 1890-1945.
West (U.S.) > Race relations.
Indians, North America.
Parker, Quanah, 1845?-1911.
Parker, Quanah, approximately approximately1845-1911.
Genre: Biography.

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