Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History - Chapters 1 through 3 Summary & Analysis

S. C. Gwynne
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Chapters 1 through 3 Summary and Analysis

By 1869, the white settlers and those seeking to make a profit from the land were headed into Texas and farther west. There were established trails and a railroad, effective weapons and plenty of ideas. The only thing that stood in their way was the Indian tribes. The greatest of these was the Comanche and an important band of the Comanche tribe was the Quahadis.

In chapter two, Cynthia Ann Parker's family was given several 4,600-acre plots of land in central Texas. In 1836, Indian attacks were common and the Parker men would have been fully aware of the danger. Despite that, the gate to the Parker clan's fort was open when a group of Indians rode up. One of the adult men, Benjamin Parker, was killed when he took food out, believing it would appease the Indians' demand for a...

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