Everything you need to understand or teach Empire of the Summer Moon by S. C. Gwynne.
Cynthia Ann Parker and her family lived in the frontier of Texas in the early 1800s when Indian problems were plaguing the settlers. The Parker men were well aware of the dangers and should have known they were putting their families in danger. There were some who said the Parker family was so afraid of God that they had no room to fear anything else, such as Indians. When a small band of Indians arrived at the Parker fort one day, the family was caught completely off guard. One of Cynthia's uncles went out to meet the Indians and was killed. Cynthia, her mother and three siblings ran only a short distance before they were caught. Cynthia's mother was forced to give up two of her children. Cynthia and her brother were taken along with two adult aunts and a young cousin.
Cynthia was soon adopted into the tribe and... View more of the Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History Summary