By William R. Sanford
Quannah Parker used to be the final nice leader of the Comanche. during this biography, the writer tells the genuine 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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Staked Plains—A vast expanse of grasslands in western Texas and eastern New Mexico. It was called Llano Estacado in Spanish. Sun Dance—A Native American ceremony held in the spring. During the dance the dancers suffered pain as a way of ensuring the blessing of the Great Spirit in the coming year. treaty—An agreement between two governments. Treaties between Native Americans and whites often dealt with the sale of land. tribe—A large group of Native Americans who speak a common language, live in the same area, and have a common social organization.
2 The whites made a mistake. They thought the Comanche leaders could speak for all their bands. No Quahadi had signed the treaty, so Quanah’s band was not bound by the treaty. He increased his attacks on the settlers. The other bands did not receive the promised goods. They too started raiding in Texas again. A party of 150 Comanche attacked a wagon train in May 1871. They tortured and murdered most of the teamsters driving in it. One man escaped. He made his way to Fort Richardson, headquarters of General Philip Sheridan.
First they set up camp near their target. They left a change of horses there. Then they swooped in for the attack. Coming back to the camp, they rode on rocky ground to hide their trail. It took hours for the settlers to round up a relief force. By then the raiders, now on fresh horses, were miles away. They rode up to a hundred miles without stopping for rest or food. The Comanche killed hundreds of settlers. Farms and ranches turned into piles of charred ruins. ”1 Quanah fell in love with Weckeah, Chief Yellow Bear’s daughter.
Comanche Chief Quanah Parker by William R. Sanford