Ride the Wind: The Story of Cynthia Ann Parker and the Last Days of the Comanche Themes

Lucia St. Clair Robson
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Regarding Justice, Is It a Matter of Perspective or Opinion?

Justice in Ride the Wind is largely a matter of opinion. When the situation is initially viewed from the white man's point of view, with the expansion of the western frontier and the pioneering families moving west, the raids of the Indians seem unfair, dangerous, and uncalled for. The opening scene of Ride the Wind does not sugar-coat the incident of the raid on Parker's Fort. About seventy-five Indians from three different tribes initially approach the fort under a flag of truce. When the Indians do not get what they want, they storm the open gates and take what they want. They destroy most of the material possessions of the inhabitants; they take food, pots, clothing, and anything that might be a gift to their families back home. They also take women and children as captives, some to be...

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