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The Comanches: Lords of the South Plains (Civilization of the American Indian Series, Vol 34)
by Ernest Wallace and E. Adamson Hoebel
Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.88 x 8.31 x 5.52
Univ of Oklahoma Pr (Trd); ISBN: 0806120401; Reprint edition (September 1987)

The Comanche Code Talkers of World War II
by William C. Meadows
Paperback from Univ of Texas Press

Dances With Wolves
by Michael Blake
(Mass Market Paperback - November 1990)

Cynthia Ann Parker: The Life and the Legend (Southwestern Studies, No. 92)
by Margaret Schmidt Hacker
(Paperback - December 1990)

Comanches: The Destruction of a People
by T. R. Fehrenbach
Paperback from DaCapo Press

Comanche Dawn
by Mike Blakely
Synopsis: Born on the very day that the first horse comes to the Comanches, Horseback matures into a leader of uncommon courage and vision. This novel tells the story of the rise of the Comanche Nation through the eyes of the young warrior Horseback. 
Hardcover from Forge

The Comanche (Indians of North America Series)
by Willard H. Rollings, Frank W., III Porter (Editor)
(Library Binding - December 1989)

Comanches in the New West, 1895-1908: Historic Photographs (The Jack and Doris Smothers Series in Texas History, Life, and Culture, No. 1)
by Stanley Noyes, Daniel J. Gelo
Book Description Novelist Larry McMurtry once received a photograph showing a demonstration of the then-new kerosene lamp to a mixed crowd of cowboys, soldiers, and Indians. To him, this image captured the transition from the Old West to the New West and led him to purchase the collection of glass plate negatives from which this print came. Sensing that the collection contained a fascinating record of cultural change and survival, McMurtry loaned it to the University of Texas Press for investigation. 

With the assistance of Comanche expert Daniel J. Gelo and others, Stanley Noyes has identified the photographers, subjects, and settings of these thirty-two photographs. Most appear to be the work of pioneer woman photographer Alice Snearly and her brother-in-law Lon Kelly, who worked in the heart of Comanche territory on the Texas-Oklahoma border. 

These images preserve the "interim" generation of Comanches, including Quanah Parker and two of his wives, who endured reservation life and forced moves to individual allotments of farm and ranch land. Yet the photos show not a defeated but a resilient people who have held on to many of the old ways while adopting enough of Anglo culture to survive. 

Noyes's historical introduction provides context for the photos, which he also describes in detailed captions. A few images of Anglo settlers and towns complete the picture of life in Indian Territory at this moment of change.
Hardcover: 120 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.58 x 10.28 x 7.39
Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr; ; (March )
ISBN: 0292755686

Sanapia: Comanche Medicine Woman
by David E. Jones
Paperback from Waveland Press

Sunshine on the Prairie: The Story of Cynthia Ann Parker
by Jack C., Jr. Ramsay, Edwin M. Eakin (Editor)
(Hardcover - April 1990)
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The Seventh Flag: Comanche Indians in Texas
by John Proctor

Three Years Among the Comanches: The Narrative of Nelson Lee, the Texas Ranger
by Nelson Lee
This is a detailed account of Lee's captivity among the Comanches in the 1850's and his escape through the mountains back to white civilization. The story is full of encounters with alligators, snakes, and panthers, as well as hostile Comanches. Lee saw his fellow captives slaughtered most horribly: he was spared only because he convinced the Indians that the Great Spirit spoke to him through his pocket watch. Nevertheless, Lee gives excellent details about the tribe's way of life, albeit from the perspective of someone who doesn't have the kindliest feelings towards his captors. The Publisher.
Paperback: 187 pages
The Narrative Press, Inc.; ISBN: 1589760948; (December )

Quanah Parker, Comanche Chief (Oklahoma Western Biographies, Vol 6)
by William T. Hagan
The son of white captive Cynthia Ann Parker, Quanah Parker rose from able warrior to tribal leader on the Comanche reservation. Between 1875 and his death in 1911, Quanah dealt with local Indian agents and with presidents and other high officials in Washington, facing the classic dilemma of a leader caught between the dictates of an occupying power and the wrenching physical and spiritual needs of his people. He maintained a remarkable blend of progressive and traditional beliefs, and contrary to government policy, he practiced polygamy and the peyote religion. In this crisp and readable biography, William T Hagan presents a well-balanced portrait of Quanah Parker, the chief, and Quanah, the man torn between two worlds. 
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press (September 15, 1995)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0806127724 

Where the Broken Heart Still Beats: The Story of Cynthia Ann Parker
by Carolyn Meyer
Paperback from Gulliver Books Paperbacks

The Way of the Coyote
by Elmer Kelton
Hardcover from Forge

Without Quarter: The Wichita Expedition and the Fight on Crooked Creek
by William Young Chalfant, Roy Grinnell (Illustrator)
(Hardcover - November 1991)
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Cynthia Ann Parker: Reprint of James T. Deshields 1886 Account 
by John Graves (Editor), James T. DeShields
(Hardcover - January 1991)
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