The Comanches: A History, 1706-1875

The Comanches: A History, 1706-1875

by Thomas W. Kavanagh, Indiana University Bloomington
     
 

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This is the first in-depth historical study, Comanche social and political groups. Using the ethnohistorical method, Thomas W. Kavanagh traces the changes and continuities in Comanche politics from their earliest interactions with Europeans to their settlement on a reservation in present-day Oklahoma.

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This is the first in-depth historical study, Comanche social and political groups. Using the ethnohistorical method, Thomas W. Kavanagh traces the changes and continuities in Comanche politics from their earliest interactions with Europeans to their settlement on a reservation in present-day Oklahoma.

Editorial Reviews

Choice

“Soundly researched and solidly documented, this book includes painstaking analysis and comparisons of the sources. . . . Of interest to students of southwestern as well as Comanche history.”—Choice

Journal of the West

“This is a persuasive and comprehensive work, impressive in its detail and scope. . . . [It is] not likely to be superseded any time soon.”—Journal of the West

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

“A historical encyclopedia of Comanche diplomacy. . . . No student of Southwest Native American history should overlook this book.”—Southwestern Historical Quarterly

Southwestern American Literature

“A stunning scholarly achievement. . . . This is a book that belongs on any Western historian’s or writer’s shelf.”—Southwestern American Literature

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803277922
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Series:
Studies in the Anthropology of North Ame
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
588
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.35(d)

Meet the Author


Thomas W. Kavanagh is curator of collections at the William Hammond Mathers Museum at Indiana University.

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