Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History - Chapters 7 through 10 Summary & Analysis

S. C. Gwynne
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Chapters 7 through 10 Summary and Analysis

In chapter seven, the Indians began facing the harsh realities of the settlers' effects on their world. The large game moved out so the Indians began hunting smaller game until it, too, was scarce. Many of the Indian bands then began trading with whites. That contact was sometimes friendly. The Indians began to learn English and Spanish and adopted the use of cotton material for clothing because it was more weather-friendly than animal skins. A Penateka chief named Buffalo Hump had a vision in which he drove all the whites to the sea. He sent word to other Comanche bands and had soon gathered some four hundred warriors ready to make war on the whites. The group included some six hundred women and children who would follow along to provide "logistical support." Buffalo Hump knew it would take weeks...

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