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No. 4 Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History (2010)

S. C. Gwynne

Empire of the Summer Moon

Filling in a story that was once largely told from only one side, Gwynne’s deeply researched and stirring account of the life of Quanah Parker, the fierce mixed-blood Comanche chief who led his tribe’s last insurrections against advancing white settlers in the Texas Panhandle, is uncompromising in its depiction of the climactic battles on the High Plains. Gwynne moves from the Indians’ defeat to Parker’s heroic efforts to lead his people in the aftermath, uncovering a tale of radical hope—as well as a sense of the stories that still await in the hidden history of indigenous and mestizo Texas.

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