S. C. Gwynne Writing Styles in Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

S. C. Gwynne
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Perspective

The story was told from a historical perspective of a researcher. Technically, it was written in the first person from the researcher's perspective but the story had a third-person feel about it. This was probably because the author avoided the use of personal pronouns. The author made many references to historical documents and seemed to have a good grasp of the subject. The reader should still be aware of the fact that this represented one author's research and that another researcher might interpret documents or events in another way. The author seemed to have specific purposes in mind when writing the story. For example, he pointed out in chapter two that some of the details offered about the raid on Parker's Fort may have seemed unnecessarily gruesome. He said that he included the information because it "typified Comanche raids" of this time period. It could be concluded that...

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