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Hardcover Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History Book

ISBN: 1416591052

ISBN13: 9781416591054

Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

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Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize 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 and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American...

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Excellence through objectivity

Gwynne does an excellent job in balancing the romanticism of the west and the southern horse tribes with the harsh reality that was. If you're looking for a book that perpetuates a revisionist narrative of indigenous people...look elsewhere. If you desire an objective historical view into life on the southern plains during the mid to late 19th century, this book will impress.

incredible!

The book is filled with page after page of very good information about life on the plains and the dangers of Comanches.
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