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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

In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all.S. C. Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise...
Publish Date
2010
May 25
Goodreads rating
4.19
ISBN
9781416591054
Recommendations
4
Recommendations
Fucking great book.      source
Nov 20, 2017
@tripgabriel Amazing book. Great Xmas gift for anyone who loves non fiction adventure. Another one is Empire of the Summer Moon.      source
I admire the purity of that way of life.      source
Jun 05, 2016
This book recounts how the Comanche, through extraordinary fighting and survival skills, succeeded longer than any other Native American group in blocking white society's intrusion on their land. Central to the story is Quanah Parker, a mixed-race war leader whose white mother was captured by the Comanche as a teenager.      source