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The Resource The last Comanche chief : the life and times of Quanah Parker, Bill Neeley

The last Comanche chief : the life and times of Quanah Parker, Bill Neeley

Label
The last Comanche chief : the life and times of Quanah Parker
Title
The last Comanche chief
Title remainder
the life and times of Quanah Parker
Statement of responsibility
Bill Neeley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Born in 1850, Quanah Parker belonged to the last generation of Comanches to follow the traditional nomadic life of their ancestors. After the Civil War, the trickle of white settlers encroaching on tribal land in northern Texas suddenly turned into a tidal wave. Within a few short years, the great buffalo herds, a source of food and clothing for the Indians from time immemorial, had been hunted to the verge of extinction in an orgy of greed and destruction. The Indians' cherished way of life was being stolen from them. Quanah Parker was the fiercest and bravest of the Comanches who fought desperately to preserve their culture. He led his warriors on daring and bloody raids against the white settlers and hunters. He resisted to the last, heading a band of Comanches, the Quahadas, after the majority of the tribe had acquiesced to resettlement on a reservation. But even the Comanches--legendary horsemen of the Plains who had held off Spanish and Mexican expansion for two centuries--could not turn back the massive influx of people and weaponry from the East. Faced with the bitter choice between extermination or compromise, Quanah stepped off the warpath and sat down at the bargaining table. With remarkable skill, the Comanche warrior adapted to the new challenges he faced, learning English and the art of diplomacy. Working to bridge two very different worlds, he fought endlessly to gain a better deal for his people. As the tribe's elder statesman, Quanah lobbied Congress in Washington, D.C., entertained President Teddy Roosevelt and other dignitaries at his home, invested in the railroad, and enjoyed the honor of having a Texas town named after him. This book is a moving portrayal of this famed leader. His story is an inspiring and compelling chapter in the history of Native Americans and of the American West"--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
  • 978.004/974572092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.C85
LC item number
P375 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The last Comanche chief : the life and times of Quanah Parker, Bill Neeley
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Birth of a Native American: The Attack on Parker's Fort -- Comancheria -- The capture of Naudah -- The Comanche War Trail -- The Battle of Canon Blanco -- Fort Still -- Peyote -- Cattle -- Statesmanship
Control code
5065255
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 276 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780785822592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn148841727
  • (OCoLC)148841727
Label
The last Comanche chief : the life and times of Quanah Parker, Bill Neeley
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Birth of a Native American: The Attack on Parker's Fort -- Comancheria -- The capture of Naudah -- The Comanche War Trail -- The Battle of Canon Blanco -- Fort Still -- Peyote -- Cattle -- Statesmanship
Control code
5065255
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 276 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780785822592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn148841727
  • (OCoLC)148841727

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