Last Comanche Chief: The Life and Times of Quanah Parker

Last Comanche Chief: The Life and Times of Quanah Parker

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by Bill Neeley
     
 

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"This is a fine portrait of the legendary chief and an illuminating glimpse into the history of the American West."--Publishers Weekly

Quanah Parker was the legendary Comanche warrior who ably led his people in the transition from tribal life to civilian society without losing their identity as Native Americans. Author Bill Neeley explores the years 1850 to 1911,

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"This is a fine portrait of the legendary chief and an illuminating glimpse into the history of the American West."--Publishers Weekly

Quanah Parker was the legendary Comanche warrior who ably led his people in the transition from tribal life to civilian society without losing their identity as Native Americans. Author Bill Neeley explores the years 1850 to 1911, providing an unflinching chronicle of the last, brutal wars between the Comanches and Texans on the Southern Plains.

BILL NEELEY (Amarillo, Texas) is recognized as the preeminent authority on Quanah Parker. He has been featured prominently in the segment on the great Comanche chief in the A&E Television series "The Real West."

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In 1875, Quanah Parker surrendered his people to the U.S. Army at Fort Sill, Okla.; thereafter, he would lead them on the ``white man's road.'' Son of a Comanche chief and a white woman, he had led war parties through north Texas for 12 years. Neeley, a freelance writer, traces his life from youth to warrior chief to respected cattleman. He describes the last wars between the Comanches and settlers, the peyote ritual and pressures on Native Americans to conform to white society. Parker was a realist; when he saw that opening the reservation to settlement was inevitable, he yielded. Neeley gives a detailed account for the legal battles that culminated in the Oklahoma land rush. This is a fine portrait of the legendary chief and an illuminating glimpse into the history of the American West. (July)
Library Journal

McLain's book is chock-full of trivia and factoids on a plethora of subjects, including animals, crime, food, disasters, inventions, entertainment, science, and sports. It's like Google in a book. Great fun to browse. Neeley provides a hard-core portrait of Quanah Parker, the last Commanche chief to follow the traditional nomadic life, who fought the encroaching settlers initially with bloody attacks and later with diplomacy. Two more solid bargain titles from Castle.


—Michael Rogers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471160762
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
324
Sales rank:
786,347
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

BILL NEELEY is recognized as the preeminent authority on Quanah Parker. Featured prominently in the segment on the great Comanche chief in the A&E television series The Real West, he is also the author of Quanah Parker and His People. Mr. Neeley lives in Borger, Texas.

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Last Comanche Chief: The Life and Times of Quanah Parker 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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well written, reads like an adventure novel. facts & places are correct. quanah parker was not only a great comanche chief, but one of all time great americans.