Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History Topics for Discussion

S. C. Gwynne
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Describe Cynthia Ann Parker. How did she come to be a captive? What is known about her life? What kind of person was she?

Who was Quanah Parker? Describe his life. What were some of the most important events in his life? Why were these events important to him and what was their effect on him?

Describe the historical setting of the period in which Cynthia Ann Parker was captured. How did it change over the next two decades? How did it change over the course of Quanah's life?

What was the author's stand on the Indians as a misunderstood, noble group of people? Why did he seem to take this stand? What was the basis for this stand? Was he correct?

How did the military charged with engaging the Indians evolve over the years? What were the reasons for these changes? Were they...

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