Frank McLynn

How the West Was Lost

Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanche Tribe

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With the recent plethora of writings on the Comanche, this powerful Native American tribe is finally receiving its historical due. In the nineteenth century theorists like Lewis Morgan lauded the Iroquois and Cherokee as the most important Amerindian tribes, while in the twentieth the Sioux (Lakota) enjoyed most of the limelight. Yet there can be no serious doubt of the Comanches’ massive importance in the history of the American West, and there is no hyperbole in S C Gwynne’s subtitle.

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