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The Comanche Barrier To South Plains Settlement. A Century And A Half Of Savage Resistance To The Advancing White Frontier by Rupert Norval Richardson

The Comanche Barrier To South Plains Settlement. A Century And A Half Of Savage Resistance To The Advancing White Frontier

by Rupert Norval Richardson

Publication: The Arthur H Clark Company, 1933, Glendale

First edition. Cloth, 424 pp + ads., 2 maps, illustrations. Thoroughly researched and well-written, Dr. Richardson's classic account of the conflict on the southern Plains between Anglo-American encroachment and Comanche resistance. "...The book has long been considered a classic in frontier literature."--Arthur H. Clark Co. "The author tells the story of one of the most feared Indian tribes from both the perspective of the Native Americans and the Whites. This book shows the history was not one-sided, and both share responsibility for the hostility and deaths that resulted. Of particular interest is the chapter on the famous Adobe Walls battle. It tells the story from the Comanche side of the battle and explains the fascinating background, especially the role of Isatai, the young Comanche medicine man and prophet who, convincing the leaders of his magic and visions, created the one final effort on the part of several tribes to reclaim their buffalo hunting grounds." A couple of small, barely visible light spots on the upper front cover and a lightly bumped corner, else a fine, bright copy of an important and much-sought Arthur H. Clark Co. title. Highly recommended.

Inventory Number: 42847

$400.00