By William R. Sanford
Quannah Parker was once the final nice leader of the Comanche. during this biography, the writer tells the true tale of this fearless chief, who led assaults on buffalo hunters, together with the well-known conflict at Adobe partitions. for a few years, leader Quanah Parker eluded the U.S. military and preserved the Comanche lifestyle. Later, he led his humans in the course of their years at the reservation, and helped them comply with their new lifestyle.
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R. Fehrenbach, Comanches: The Destruction of a People (London: Book Club Associates, 1975), p. 441. Chapter 3 1. : Rourke Publications, 1992), p. 3. 2. Willard H. Rollings, The Comanche (New York: Chelsea House, 1989), pp. 23–24. 3. R. Fehrenbach, Comanches, The Destruction of a People (London: Book Club Associates, 1975), p. 128. Chapter 4 1. Benjamin, Capps, The Great Chiefs (New York: Time Life Books, 1975), p. 109. 2. Clair Wilson, Quanah Parker: Comanche Chief (New York: Chelsea House, 1992), p.
Quanah knew his tribe wasn’t used to owning land privately. His Texan friends also wanted to keep the pastureland intact. Quanah went to Washington to argue against the agreement. He said the Comanche who signed it did not speak for the tribe. He claimed that translators had lied about the treaty’s contents. His arguments influenced Congress. For ten years they did not approve the treaty. He also gained the tribe 480,000 acres more of communal land. In the end, however, the Comanche were stripped of thousands of acres of grazing land.
Behind them, the women and children fled upstream, leaving the canyon. The campsite became littered with robes, cooking pots, clothing, and blankets. Two thousand horses galloped back and forth wildly. The thunder of their hooves rose above the noise of battle. The smoke of burning tipis filled the air. One frightened trooper yelled, “How will we ever get out of here? Mackenzie remained calm. ”2 The Comanche found their way out of the canyon in small groups. Mackenzie did not try to pursue them.