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Gwynne, S. C. (Samuel 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
Alternate Title Quanah Parker and the rise and fall of the Comanches
1st Scribner hardcover ed
New York : Scribner, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E99.C85 P3835 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject Parker, Quanah, 1845?-1911
Subject(s) Comanche Indians -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
Comanche Indians -- Wars
Comanche Indians -- History
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Subject West (U.S.) -- History -- 1848-1860
West (U.S.) -- History -- 1860-1890
West (U.S.) -- History -- 1890-1945
West (U.S.) -- Race relations
Physical Description viii, 371 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-355) and index
Contents 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
Summary 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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