The Last Comanche Chief: The Life and Times of Quanah Parker

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Critical acclaim for The Last Comanche Chief

"Truly distinguished. Neeley re-creates the character and achievements of this most significant of all Comanche leaders." — Robert M. Utley author of The Lance and the Shield: The Life and Times of Sitting Bull

"A vivid, eyewitness account of life for settlers and Native Americans in those violent and difficult times." — Christian Science Monitor

"The special merits of Neeley's work include its reliance on primary sources and illuminating descriptions of interactions ...

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Overview

Critical acclaim for The Last Comanche Chief

"Truly distinguished. Neeley re-creates the character and achievements of this most significant of all Comanche leaders." — Robert M. Utley author of The Lance and the Shield: The Life and Times of Sitting Bull

"A vivid, eyewitness account of life for settlers and Native Americans in those violent and difficult times." — Christian Science Monitor

"The special merits of Neeley's work include its reliance on primary sources and illuminating descriptions of interactions among Southern Plains people, Native and white." — Library Journal

"He has given us a fuller and clearer portrait of this extraordinary Lord of the South Plains than we've ever had before." — The Dallas Morning News

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781630262136
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/1/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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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Table of Contents

The Birth of a Native American: The Attack on Parker's Fort.
Comancheria.
The Capture of Naudah.
The Comanche War Trail.
The Battle of Canon Blanco.
Fort Sill.
Peyote.
Cattle.
Statesmanship.
Notes.
Bibliography.
Index.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2007

    this is a must for anyone interested in TRUE western history

    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.

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