Best Read [Bill Neeley] ✓ The Last Comanche Chief: The Life and Times of Quanah Parker || [Memoir Book] PDF ↠


  • Title: The Last Comanche Chief: The Life and Times of Quanah Parker
  • Author: Bill Neeley
  • ISBN: 9780785822592
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Hardcover

  • 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 inot a tidal wave Within a few short years, the great buffalo herds, a source of food and clothing for the Indians from time imme 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 inot 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 influex of people and eaponry 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 The Last Comanche Chief is a moving portayal of this famed leader His story is an inspiring and compelling chapter in the history of Native Americans and of the American West.
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    Commentaires:

    Sue
    I initially picked up this book to read after finding out that Quanah Parker is one of my ancestors and I wanted to know what he was like. Not only did I learn about Quanah but I learned a great deal about the time period that saw the end of the Comanche's freedom in the southwest and their settlement on the reservation. Quanah Parker started out as one of the Comanche war chiefs and then became the leader of his people on the reservation. He was obviously a brilliant leader who understood that [...]

    Tana
    If you think times are tough, read this book.

    Patrick
    Excellent history of a great man!

    Becky
    The Last Comanche Chief: The Life and Times of Quanah Parker by Bill Neeley is a detailed and interesting insight into not only the Comanche and Native American cultures, but the transition of the native Americans into a white culture during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The details of violence portrayed by both the whites and native Americans is unbelievable by today's standards. Revenge rules! Quanah is unique as a half white/half Indian person totally absorbed into the Comanche culture. His [...]

    Jerry
    This was a very good book. It told the story of Quanah Parker the last Comanche chief. I learned a lot about Quanah and, at the same time, have a greater understanding of Indian life in the mid 1800s to the early 1900s. One of the few Native American war leaders that made the transition from warrior to productive U.S. citizen. Was it because he was half white? That is always a possibility. I do know that this book made me what to learn more of this great man. This book was a little too superfici [...]

    Regan
    I didn't know what I didn't know--about the indigenous people of that region, about the Spanish and French and then Americans in that region, about the brutality of the Comanches on other tribes and on everyone else, and about Cynthia Ann Parker. This book is packed with information and while it takes some concentration to keep it all straight, it's worth the effort. This is what they mean when they say "wild West."

    Ashton Reynolds
    This book is about the last Comanche Chief to be in charge of the tribe as an autonomous nation before being conquered by the United States. It is an interesting look into the culture and thought patterns of the Comanche. It looks beyond the Comanche's reputation for being extremely violent and cruel and explores them from a more human point of view.

    Karin
    Quannah Parker was a very shrewd American Indian. He was able to walk the thin line between the Indians and the Whites, while becoming an entrepreneur, looking out for his people and still keeping company with the likes of Teddy Roosevelt.

    Jim Parker
    This chap was a relative of mine. This pleases me.

    Fredrick Danysh
    Son of a Comanche warrior and a caaptured white girl, Quanah Parker was the last great war leader of the Comanche nation.

    Brie
    I actually only read about two-thrids of this book, but I was completely engrossed in it. I want to find another copy and finish it!

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