The Comanche are a fascinating people with an intriguing history. Settling on the South Plains of the United States on what would become known as the Comancheria, the Comanche trace their tribal origins to a Bering Strait migration and a union with the Shoshone. Earning a reputation as the fiercest of fighters, the greatest of horse riders, and the "Lords of the Plains," these people ruled the Comancheria for a 150-year period, striking fear into white settlers, U.S. soldiers, and other Native Americans alike. Before turning themselves in to the reservation, their lives were nomadic and free, moving with the great buffalo herds. The Comanche brings readers a wealth of history, tradition, and myths of these vibrant people and culminates with information about the Comanche people in present-day society.
Foreword by Paul C. Rosier 1 The Migration of the Comanche People 2 Culture, Religion, and Traditions 3 Women in Comanche Culture 4 Famous Comanche Leaders in History 5 Grim Days for the Comanche Nation 6 The Comanche People in the Mid-twentieth Century 7 Law and Politics of the Comanche People Today 8 Culture and Modernism of the Comanche People Today Chronology and Timeline Glossary Bibliography Further Resources Picture Credits Index About the Contributors