Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
A vivid history of Comancheria, its conquering of and collision with other cultures in what is now New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. Though disturbing and shocking in places, the story could not be told without acknowledging the brutality executed by and on the Comanche people.
Born in Southwestern Oklahoma and now living in North Texas, I felt a special connection to the people and landscape. My mother's family is from Comanche County, Oklahoma and farmed over three hundred acres of land once a part of that set aside as the last vestige of grassland once ruled by perhaps the most adept cavalry in the world.