We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! L. Bookseller Inventory #
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 around them. This book is the story of that tribe—the great traditions of the warfare, life, and institutions of another century that 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 band 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.
Title: The Comanches: Lords of the South Plains (...
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication Date: 2002
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description University of Oklahoma Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust jacket in good condition. First edition. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Stated First Edition. Dust jacket now wrapped with protective mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # 1309043311
Book Description University of Oklahoma Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G0806102497I3N00
Book Description University of Oklahoma Press, 1952. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP32720111
Book Description University of Oklahoma Press, 1952. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Some shelf wear Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001758566
Book Description UNIV. OF OKLAHOMA PRESS, NORMAN, 1952. FAIR PLUS. Book Condition: EX-LIBRARY HARDBACK. Dust Jacket Condition: NICE, EDGEWEAR. SEVENTH PRINTING 1976. COMANCHE HISTORY. Bookseller Inventory # 007312
Book Description University of Oklahoma Press, 1952. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Hardcover, in jacket. Clean, unmarked, tightly bound. Light wear. Minor marks on page edges and inside cover. Photos available. (Heavy books and sets may require additional shipping charges, particularly if international). Bookseller Inventory # XX2021
Book Description UNIV. OF OKLAHOMA PRESS, NORMAN, 1952. FIRM. Book Condition: FAIR PLUS EX- LIBRARY. Dust Jacket Condition: NICE, EDGEWEAR. SIXTH PRINTING 1972. INDIAN HISTORY. Bookseller Inventory # 003215
Book Description University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, U.S.A., 1969. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Poor. 381 pages. Dust jacket worn and torn. Inscribed by Ernest Wallace on title page. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 13327
Book Description Univ. Oklahoma, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. Exlibrary, usual markings. Front free endpaper removed. Some dustjacket wear. ; 381 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 36104
Book Description UNIV. OF OKLAHOMA PRESS, NORMAN, 1952. FIRM. Book Condition: FAIR PLUS EX- LIBRARY. Dust Jacket Condition: FAIR PLUS, EDGEWEAR. SIXTH PRINTING 1972. INDIAN HISTORY. Bookseller Inventory # 005062