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Gwynne, S. C. 1953-

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. - 1st Scribner hardcover ed. - New York : Scribner, c2010. - viii, 371 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 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.

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.

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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.

E99.C85 / P3835 2010

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