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  • Comanche Indians

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    COMANCHE INDIANS The Comanches, exceptional horsemen who dominated the Southern Plains, played a prominent role in Texas frontier history throughout much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Anthropological evidence indicates that they were originally a mountain tribe, a branch of the Northern Shoshones, who roamed the Great Basin region of the western United States as crudely equipped hunters and gatherers. Both cultural and linguistic similarities confirm the Comanches' Shoshone origins

  • The Comanche Indians

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    The Comanche Indians The Comanche have most recently been found in the Southern Plains, which stretches from Nebraska to the northern part of Texas. They were fully in Texas by the 1700’s. It is believed that the Comanche derived from the Shoshone Indians, found in Wyoming. The language spoken by the Comanche is actually a form of Uto-Aztecan language that when compared to the Shoshone language, the two are very similar. The Comanche’s were great warriors and did not really indulge in religious

  • Comanche People

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    Comanche People In the western part of Oklahoma, ranging south on the Plains, a courageous people, known as the Comanches, roamed. They were a nomadic people who lived in skin teepees, which were easily moved from place to place. They had strong friends among Indians, such as the Kiowas and Apaches, as well as many enemies. This is only a minute view into the Comanche tribe, however. Before learning about the tribe's history, one must learn first, who the Comanche people were, and then who

  • The Red River War Of 1874

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    to remove the Comanche, Kiowa, Southern Cheyenne, and Arapaho Indian tribes from the Southern Plains and enforce their relocation to reservations in Indian Territory. The actions of 1874 were unlike any prior attempts by the Army to pacify this area of the western frontier. The Red River War led to the end of an entire way of life for the Southern Plains tribes and brought about a new chapter in Texas history. A number of factors led to the military's campaign against the Indians. Westward-bound

  • Josey Wales and the Western

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    again, this creates more trouble for Josey because the Commancheros he killed had intended to trade the captives to the Comache Chief, known as Ten Bears, in exchange for horses. There is also the conflict of Josey trespassing on the land of the Comanches. Once saved, the Kansas family tags along with Josey and his gang. They are in seek of refuge on a farm near Blood Butte, Texas. On their way to Blood Butte, Josey and his growing group... ... middle of paper ... ... up his belongings and sets

  • Westernism In The Searchers

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    part Indian son Martin Pawley. Ethan's snub towards Martin is just the first indication of underlying issues in Ethan's psyche. Not long after Ethan's return, he and Martin are recruited to temporarily join the Texas Rangers to pursue supposed cattle rustlers. Upon finding the cattle dead, Ethan immediately realizes the stolen cattle was just a diversion to lure the men and Rangers away from settlers homes. Making great haste to return, they find the homestead has been raided by Comanche Indians

  • Book report

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    Empire of the Summer Moon gives a peek into the wild, brutal and powerful world of the greatest Comanche tribe in American history. Author S. C. Gwynne, composes history in an enthralling 319 page book. This book depicted the life of the Comanche tribes, illustrated and analyzed the historical events that took place on the western plains during the 1800’s. In addition the book captures the time period of the longest fight between Native Americans and English settlers. It starts with the famous Parker

  • Indians

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    Mohegans and Comanches Different or Similar Long ago, the Earth was formed atop the back of a giant turtle. From the earth the Great Spirit put life into all things: trees, plants, animals and people. An Indian was created named Gunche Mundo who developed a Mother Tribe, and divided it into three clans--Turtles, Turkeys and Wolves. The Wolf People, known as Mohegans, separated from the Turtles and Turkeys, and headed east toward the rising sun. While the Mohegans headed east to find land, a tribe

  • The Differences in Coping, Conforming, and Adapting

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    captive throughout history evoke feelings of brutality, loneliness, death, and sadness. How did they have the drive to stay alive? Why did they stay when they had the chance to leave? Early relations between the English settlers and Native American Indians were sometimes futile and barbaric. Only a small amount of the narratives showed compassion and love for the prisoner-turned-family member. Women and children were taken away from their families and homes as bargaining chips, to replace the Indian’s

  • Explaination of Horse Culture in Plains Indians Summaries by Hämäläinen

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    Hämäläinen introduces how Plains Indians horse culture is so often romanticized in the image of the “mounted warrior,” and how this romanticized image is frequently juxtaposed with the hardships of disease, death, and destruction brought on by the Europeans. It is also mentioned that many historians depict Plains Indians equestrianism as a typical success story, usually because such a depiction is an appealing story to use in textbooks. However, Plains Indians equestrianism is far from a basic