Comanches: The History of a People

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Authoritative and immediate, this is a brilliant account of the most powerful of the American Indian tribes. T. R. Fehrenbach traces the Comanches' rise to power, from their prehistoric origins to their domination of the high plains for more than a century until their demise in the face of Anglo-American expansion.

Master horseback riders who lived in teepees and hunted bison, the Comanches were stunning orators, disciplined warriors, and the finest makers of arrows. They lived by a strict legal code and worshipped within a cosmology of magic. As he portrays the Comanche lifestyle, Fehrenbach re-creates their doomed battle against European encroachment. While they destroyed the Spanish dream of colonizing North America and blocked the French advance into the Southwest, the Comanches ultimately fell before the Texas Rangers and the U. S. Army in the great raids and battles of the mid-nineteenth century.

This is a classic American story, vividly and poignantly told.

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"For a complete history of the Comanches, this book probably has no equal" (Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee)

"Fehrenbach is a highly interpretive and original writer, whose work rests on solid scholarship. His book ranges grandly across the disciplines from folklore to anthropology to history" ( Southwestern Historical Quarterly)

"Marvellous" ( New York Times)

"A compelling account...Vivid, poignant and authoritative" ( The Herald)

"This is a very good book. Like virtually all good books about the American Indian, it tells a tragic story, but unlike many of them, it tells it well. The author has mastered an extensive and complex subject: he is flexible, well-organized, and sensitive" (Larry McMurtry)

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The definitive history of a remarkable people, from their prehistoric origins to their destruction in the mid-19th century.

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