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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

by Gwynne, S. C. 1953-

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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. Full description


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Table of 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.