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The Resource Comanches : the history of a people, T.R. Fehrenbach

Comanches : the history of a people, T.R. Fehrenbach

Label
Comanches : the history of a people
Title
Comanches
Title remainder
the history of a people
Statement of responsibility
T.R. Fehrenbach
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Authoritative and immediate, this is the classic account of the most powerful of the American Indian tribes. T.R. Fehrenbach traces the Comanches? rise to power, from their prehistoric origins to their domination of the high plains for more than a century until their demise in the face of Anglo-American expansion. Master horseback riders who lived in teepees and hunted bison, the Comanches were stunning orators, disciplined warriors, and the finest makers of arrows. They lived by a strict legal code and worshipped within a cosmology of magic. As he portrays the Comanche lifestyle, Fehrenbach re-creates their doomed battle against European encroachment. While they destroyed the Spanish dream of colonizing North America and blocked the French advance into the Southwest, the Comanches ultimately fell before the Texas Rangers and the U.S. Army in the great raids and battles of the mid-nineteenth century. This is a classic American story, vividly and poignantly told."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fehrenbach, T. R
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.C85
LC item number
F44 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Comanche Indians
Label
Comanches : the history of a people, T.R. Fehrenbach
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1974
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 555-557) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Death in the high country:The people and the American Indians -- Failed empires: The people and the French and Spaniards -- Smoke and Tears:The people and the Mexicans -- Blood on the moon: The people and the Texans -- The graveyard plains: The people and the Americans
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
xvi, 557, xiv pages
Isbn
9781400030491
Lccn
2003267713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm52056761
  • (OCoLC)52056761
Label
Comanches : the history of a people, T.R. Fehrenbach
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1974
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 555-557) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Death in the high country:The people and the American Indians -- Failed empires: The people and the French and Spaniards -- Smoke and Tears:The people and the Mexicans -- Blood on the moon: The people and the Texans -- The graveyard plains: The people and the Americans
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
xvi, 557, xiv pages
Isbn
9781400030491
Lccn
2003267713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm52056761
  • (OCoLC)52056761

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