The Resource Quanah Parker, Comanche chief, by William T. Hagan

Quanah Parker, Comanche chief, by William T. Hagan

Label
Quanah Parker, Comanche chief
Title
Quanah Parker, Comanche chief
Statement of responsibility
by William T. Hagan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Quanah Parker is a figure of almost mythical proportions on the Southern Plains. The son of Cynthia Parker, a white captive whose subsequent return to white society and early death had become a Texas frontier legend, Quanah rose from able warrior to tribal leader on the Comanche reservation. Other books about Quanah Parker have been incomplete, are outdated, or are lacking in scholarly analysis. William T. Hagan, the author of United States-Comanche Relations, knows Comanche history. This new biography, written in a crisp and readable style, is a well-balanced portrait of Quanah Parker, the chief, and Quanah, the man torn between two worlds. Between 1875 and his death in 1911, Quanah strove to cope with the changes confronting tribal members. Dealing with local Indian agents and with presidents and other high officials in Washington, he faced the classic dilemma of a leader caught between the dictates of an occupying power and the wrenching physical and spiritual needs of his people. Quanah was never one to decline the perquisites of leadership. Texas cattlemen who used his influence to gain access to reservation grass for their herds rewarded him liberally. They financed some of his many trips to Washington and helped him build a home that remains to this day a tourist attraction. Such was his fame that Teddy Roosevelt invited him to take part in his inaugural parade and subsequently intervened personally to help him and the Comanches as their reservation dissolved. Maintaining a remarkable blend of progressive and traditional beliefs, Quanah epitomized the Indian caught in the middle. Valued by almost all Indian agents with whom he dealt, he nevertheless practiced polygamy and the peyote religion - both contrary to government policy. Other Indians functioned as middlemen, but through his force and intelligence, and his romantic origins, Quanah Parker achieved unparalleled success and enduring renown. -- Publisher description
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1918-2011
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hagan, William T.
Dewey number
  • 973/.04974
  • 976.604092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.C85
LC item number
P3838 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Oklahoma western biographies
Series volume
v. 6
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parker, Quanah
  • Comanche Indians
  • Comanche Indians
  • Comanche Indians
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • Indians of North America
Label
Quanah Parker, Comanche chief, by William T. Hagan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-137) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life on the plains -- Quanah's new world -- Quanah and the cattlemen -- Following the white man's road -- Peyote advocate and ghost dance critic -- A tough but realistic negotiator -- High tide for Quanah -- Trying to stave off disaster -- Adapting to the new order
Control code
ocm26396140
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 141 pages
Isbn
9780806124933
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92031563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)26396140
Label
Quanah Parker, Comanche chief, by William T. Hagan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-137) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life on the plains -- Quanah's new world -- Quanah and the cattlemen -- Following the white man's road -- Peyote advocate and ghost dance critic -- A tough but realistic negotiator -- High tide for Quanah -- Trying to stave off disaster -- Adapting to the new order
Control code
ocm26396140
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 141 pages
Isbn
9780806124933
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92031563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)26396140

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