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Empire of the summer moon [sound recording] / S.C. Gwynne.

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Howe Library CD 978 GWY 31254003372154 Upper level Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781400116553
  • ISBN: 1400116554
  • ISBN: 9781508229551
  • Physical Description: 12 sound discs (15 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, p2010.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by David Drummond.
Summary, etc.:
Gwynne presents a history of the 40 year battle between the Comanche Indians and white settlers, centering on the Comanche chief Quanah.
Subject: Parker, Quanah, 1845?-1911.
Comanche Indians > Kings and rulers > Biography.
Comanche Indians > Wars.
Comanche Indians > History.
Frontier and pioneer life > West (U.S.)
West (U.S.) > History > 1848-1860.
West (U.S.) > History > 1860-1890.
West (U.S.) > History > 1890-1945.
West (U.S.) > Race relations.

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Empire of the Summer Moon : Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
Empire of the Summer Moon : Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
by Gwynne, S. C.; Drummond, David (Narrated by)
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Empire of the Summer Moon : Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History


Few people realize that the Comanche Indians were the greatest warring tribe in American history. Their forty-year battle with settlers held up the development of the new nation. Empire of the Summer Moon tells of the rise and fall of this fierce, powerful, and proud tribe, and begins in 1836 with the kidnapping of a lovely nine-year-old girl with cornflower blue eyes named Cynthia Ann Parker. She grew to love her captors and eventually became famous as the "White Squaw." She married a powerful Comanche chief, and their son, Quanah, became a warrior who was never defeated and whose bravery and military brilliance in the Texas panhandle made him a legend as one of the greatest of the Plains Indian chiefs. In this vivid piece of writing, S. C. Gwynne describes in sometimes brutal detail the savagery of both whites and Comanches and, despite the distance of time, demonstrates how truly shocking these events were, juxtaposed against the haunting story of an unforgettable figure of a woman caught between two worlds.

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