Empire of the Summer Moon - Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History-logo

Empire of the Summer Moon - Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

S. C. Gwynne

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Genres:

History

Description:

S.C. Gwynne's New York Times bestselling historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West is now available from Encore for the first time and at a great low price. Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches. Although listeners may be more familiar with the names Apache and Sioux, it was in fact the legendary fighting ability of the Comanches that determined just how and when the American West opened up. They were so masterful at war and so skillful with their arrows and lances that they stopped the northern drive of colonial Spain from Mexico and halted the French expansion westward from Louisiana. White settlers arriving in Texas from the eastern United States were surprised to find the frontier being rolled backward by Comanches incensed by the invasion of their tribal lands. So effective were the Comanches that they forced the creation of the Texas Rangers and account for the advent of the new weapon specifically designed to fight them: the six-gun. The war with the Comanches lasted four decades, in effect holding up the development of the new American nation. Gwynne's exhilarating account delivers a sweeping narrative that encompasses Spanish colonialism, the Civil War, the destruction of the buffalo herds, and the arrival of the railroads-a historical feast for anyone interested in how the United States came into being.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Drummond

Length:

15h 4m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:22


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

30:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

30:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

38:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

51:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

57:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

47:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

35:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

48:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:06:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:03:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:00:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

37:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

44:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

36:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

42:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

45:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

37:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

56:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:10