The Comanches: Lords of the South Plains :: Ernest Wallace & E. Adamson Hoebel

The Comanches: Lords of the South Plains :: Ernest Wallace & E. Adamson Hoebel soon to be presented for sale on the special BookLovers of Bath web site!

Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1964, Hardback in dust wrapper.

4th printing, first published 1952. Number 34 in the series. Includes: Black & white photographs; Top edge dyed Red; Maps;

From the cover: The fierce bands of Comanche Indians, on the testimony of their contemporaries, both red and white, numbered some of the most splendid horsemen the world has ever produced. Often the terror of other tribes, who, on finding a Comanche footprint in the Western plains country, would turn and go in the other direction, they were indeed the Lords of the South Plains.

For more than a century and a half, since they had first moved into the Southwest from the north, the Comanches raided and pillaged and repelled all efforts to encroach on their hunting grounds. They decimated the pueblo of Pecos, within thirty miles of Santa Fe. The Spanish frontier settlements of New Mexico were happy enough to let the raiding Comanches pass without hindrance to carry their terrorizing forays into Old Mexico, a thousand miles down to Durango. The Co…

In the Civilization of the American Indian series.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little wear to the edges of the dust wrapper with a nick to the top corner of the lower panel, now wrapped in a removable protective sleeve. The contents complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated Brown boards with Black titling to the Spine. (xvii) 381 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9¼” x 6¼”.

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