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The Comanches: Lords of the South Plains

Wallace, Ernest & Hoebel, E. Adamson

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ISBN 10: 0806102497 / ISBN 13: 9780806102498
Published by University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A., 1976
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Copy has very minor rubbing on the sides, dj has shelfwear with minor rubbing nicks on the tips of corners and edges of spine, price clipped. This book is the story of the Comanche tribe - the great traditions of the warfare, life, and institutions of another century which are today vivid memories among its elders. This volume is number 34 in The Civilization of the American Indian Series. Illustrated with b/w reproductions, photographs. xvii/381pp. Desirable!. Bookseller Inventory # 002244

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Title: The Comanches: Lords of the South Plains

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Edition: 1st Edition, 7th Printing

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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 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.

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Erneast Wallace was Professor of History in Texas Tech University.



E. Adamson Hoebel was Emeritus Professor of Anthropology in the University of Minnesota. He had many opportunities to observe Indian tribes, including Cheyennes, Comanches, and Shoshones. Besides this book and others, he was coauthor of The Comanches: Lords of the South Plains also published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

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