Roger Hodge: The Comanches, 15 December 2011
Show More Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanche Tribe by S.C. Gwynne.
Constable, 483 pp., £9.99, July 2011, 978 1 84901 703 9Show More
“... Ann became the wife of the war leader Peta Nocona and the mother of Quanah Parker, whom S.C. Gwynne, taking his place in a long line of writers, calls the ‘last chief’ of the Comanches. It might be more accurate to call him the first chief, but that would diminish the mythological attraction. Quanah’s prominence in recent popular accounts owes as ...”