Los Comanches: The horse people, 1751-1845
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:Unknown - University of New Mexico Press
By: Stanley Noyes
Los Commanches, now available in paperback, is a large, sweeping history of the Comanche Indians, who dominated the Southern Plains from the mid-eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth century. No plains people was more feared or admired for its mastery of warfare and life in a harsh, arid environment. In this richly textured history, Stanley Noyes recounts the golden century of Comanche domination of the Southern Plains. Los Commanches is a sensitive portrait of human society and physical place. By the end of the book, we understand the Comanches both as a peerless warrior society and as an embattled people.