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4.0 out of 5 stars Misnamed but not misleading
Although Quanah Parker doesn't really come into his own until the last 40 pages, Empire of the Summer Moon is a fascinating compendium of everybody's sins - from the bloodthirsty hunter-gatherers to the incompetent armed forces and xenophobic, hypocritical settlers in between.

From time to time, we in the 21st century need to be reminded that buffalo roamed the...
Published on 21 July 2010 by David Wineberg

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3.0 out of 5 stars Quanah Parker: an American legend
This is the story of Quanah Parker, the most powerful chief of the Comanches, who actually was one quarter white. The growth and development of the Plains, tribes has been covered in much more detail by T R Fehrenbach ( 'Comanches: The history of a people'), but where this history scores is in covering the later life of Parker. Extraordinarily, from being a feared (...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A FASCINTATING READ, 5 Nov. 2013
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This review is from: Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History (Paperback)
FROM THE MOMENT THE SPANISH AND THEN THE ANGLO EUROPEANS SET FOOT ON THE AMERICAN CONTINENT THEIR HISTORY WAS ONE OF LIES AND TREACHERY WITH A BIT OF GENOCIDE THROWN IN. EVEN AFTER THE PLAINS INDIANS WERE DEFEATED AND FORCED INTO RESERVATIONS THE GOVERNMENT WAS STILL THINKING UP WAYS TO ROB THEM OF THEIR LANDS.AFTER THAT THEY MOVED ON TO 'LIBERATED' BLACK SLAVES AND WHAT A MARVELLOUS HISTORY THEY HAVE IN THAT AREA. OPENS YOUR EYES.
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, 6 Feb. 2015
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i dont like it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 18 Aug. 2014
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This review is from: Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History (Paperback)
Many thanks great book and sevice.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Empire of the Summer Moon, 6 Aug. 2011
This review is from: Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History (Paperback)
A really informative book nothing like the cowboys and indians or US cavalry one normaly reads about.I wasn't aware of the cruel nature of the indian way of treating all settlers whether male or female.But the settlers and US cavalry have always been portrayed as willing to cheat on the natives.Certainly one of the best books I have read in a long while.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A very good read, 18 Dec. 2011
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For anyone who is interested in native people and civilizations this is an excellent read.The actions are not too detailed as there were so many of them and there does not appear to be political bias.The account is good and the order of the chapters makes it very easy to follow as you are not jumping about from "story" to "story"
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 20 Aug. 2014
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A great read and an eye opener
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but a bit "dry", 9 April 2013
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I enjoyed the book as I've always had an interest in Indian tribes and culture. The author's research has resulted in a definitive chronology of the Comanche people. My only gripe is that the wealth of facts sometimes get in the way of a nicely flowing story. However, you end up knowing an awful lot about the Indian nation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars empire of the summer moon, 30 Jun. 2012
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if you want the true story of how the indians where short changed of thier lands and way of life this is the book for you. Dances With Wolves touched on it this tells it like it was,a great read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker, 2 Jun. 2012
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Downloaded this kindle book for my husband and he just thinks it is brill. Can't leave it down.
It's his bed time reading .
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5.0 out of 5 stars interesting USA history, 25 May 2012
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An excellent history of SW USA covering mostly conflict with the Comanche tribe. Contains interesting facts about Indian life and the settlement of SW of the USA. I had only heard of Colonel Custer and the war with the Sioux tribe but this is equally fascinating. Gives a lot of biographical detail of Indians, US army and white settlers. Definitely recommended.
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