The Comanchero Frontier: A History of New Mexican-Plains Indian Relations

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Overview

This is a history of the Comancheros, or Mexicans who traded with the Comanche Indians in the early Southwest. When Don Juan Bautista de Anza and Ecueracapa, a Comanche leader, concluded a peace treaty in 1786, mutual trade benefits resulted, and the treaty was never afterward broken by either side. New Mexican Comancheros were free to roam the plains to trade goods, and when Americans introduced, the Comanches and New Mexicans even joined in a loose, informal alliance that made the American occupation of the plains very costly. Similarly, in the 1860s the Comancheros would trade guns and ammunition to the Comanches and Kiowas, allowing them to wreck a gruesome toll on the advancing Texans.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806126708
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1994
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 286
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author


Charles L. Kenner (1933-2011) was Professor of History at Arkansas State University. His numerous publications on the American Southwest include a study of the Pecos cattle trail and a social history of the 9th Cavalry, known as Buffalo Soldiers.
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Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Preface
1 The Valley and the Plains 3
2 War, Trade, and Diplomacy, 1700-1786 23
3 The Comanche Peace, 1786-1846 53
4 The Comanchero Trade, 1786-1860 78
5 The Ciboleros 98
6 The Ascendancy of the Anglos, 1848-1861 115
7 The Civil War and the Adobe Walls Campaign 138
8 The Great Comanchero Cattle Trade 155
9 The Suppression of the Comanchero Cattle Trade, 1867-1872 176
10 The End of a Long Road 201
Bibliography 218
Index 235
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