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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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. 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 history. The second is the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became ...

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Nov 18, 2020


very interesting, once started was hard to put down. terrific history by author. lots of detail, great explanation, real good read.

George T

Jun 22, 2015

Fun read

Being a Texan, I thoroughly enjoyed reading about events in Texas history - quite different than expressed in multiple John Ford movies...in this case, the truth is better than fiction...
The author is excellent in telling the story about a noble people - who were both peaceful and ruthless - and how early Texas dealt with opening the west for an expanding country...

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