Empire of the Summer Moon

Empire of the Summer Moon

[Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History]

Audiobook CD - 2010
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In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, S.C. Gwynne presents 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. Gwynne's exhilerating narrative encompasses Spanish colonialism, the Civil War, the destruction of the buffalo herds, and the arrival of the railroads -- a historical feast for anyone interested in how the United States came into being. Against this backdrop Gwynne presents the compelling drama of Cynthia Ann Parker, a lovely nine-year-old girl who was kidnapped by Comanches from the Texas frontier in 1836. She grew to love her captors and refused to return until her tragic capture by Texas Rangers in 1860. More famous still was her son Quanah, a warrior whose guerrilla wars in the Texas Panhandle made him a legend.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Audio, p2010.
ISBN: 9781400116553
Branch Call Number: 978.004974572 G995a
Characteristics: 12 sound discs (15 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jul 21, 2017

I thought this was excellent however did question the historical accuracy in some parts. It is not a well known history, certainly not taught in our schools, a disgrace really.

Jul 17, 2017

Story of Native American Martyrs that were taken advantage of so that we could have the fifty states we have today. Identifies how the Comanche's are so distinct from other Indian fighting bands, the truth of "searchers movie with John Wayne" portraying retrieving the white squaw: Cynthia Ann parker; who detested returning to white world till her death. Worth reading and learning that we again are intervening with history as seen in the Middle east wars. Five Comanche arrows for this story the best even the reader

Jul 28, 2014

Horrific and amazing - this is a serious look at US history from a perspective new to me - there is no whitewashing or softening of hard realities.

Nov 11, 2011

Very long and glad I listened to it on CD as it was hard to read and keep up. Wonderful to know about this history of the comanches from this CD.

Jul 28, 2011

An eye opening experience dealing with history that has been distorted by hollywood. This book gives insight to issues that we are wrestling with today.

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