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Comanches: The History of a People

Fehrenbach, T.R.

Published by Random House Inc, 1974
ISBN 10: 0394488563 / ISBN 13: 9780394488561
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Title: Comanches: The History of a People

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Book Type: Ex-Library


Hard Cover - Good/Good - Other than rubbing to cover and edge wear book is clean and tight - Ex-Library - Illustrated - Index - 557+ pages. Bookseller Inventory # 241847

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Synopsis: Authoritative and immediate, this is a brilliant account of the most powerful of the American Indian tribes. T. R. Fehrenbach traces the Comanches' rise to power, from their prehistoric origins to their domination of the high plains for more than a century until their demise in the face of Anglo-American expansion. Master horseback riders who lived in teepees and hunted bison, the Comanches were stunning orators, disciplined warriors, and the finest makers of arrows. They lived by a strict legal code and worshipped within a cosmology of magic. As he portrays the Comanche lifestyle, Fehrenbach re-creates their doomed battle against European encroachment. While they destroyed the Spanish dream of colonizing North America and blocked the French advance into the Southwest, the Comanches ultimately fell before the Texas Rangers and the U. S. Army in the great raids and battles of the mid-nineteenth century. This is a classic American story, vividly and poignantly told, of the 'true human beings', as they called themselves, who rode into modern history in a headlong collision with western civilization.

Product Description: Best-selling historian T.R. Fehrenbach offers thedefinitive history of an impressive tribe, fromtheir prehistoric origins to their destruction inthe mid nineteenth century. Master riders of thehigh plains, the Comanches were stunning oratorsand disciplined warriors who lived by a strictlegal code and were renowned for their arrows.They famously defeated the French and Spanishcolonialists before ultimately succumbing to theAnglo-American expansion. Thorough and unbiased,this book beautifully chronicles the tragic taleof a remarkable people.

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