Comanche Moon by Jack Jackson

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Jack Jackson’s Comanche Moon is the extraordinary story of Cynthia Ann Parker, a white settler child kidnapped by a band of Comanche Indians in 1836 in Texas. Brought up as a Comanche, she became the wife of a feared Comanche warrior and gave birth to Quanah, a warrior-son who became chief of the Comanches and eventually led them in their last great battles against the relentlessly encroaching white settlers. This is the story of their defeat and the end of the Comanche Nation’s dominance of the Texas plains.

Jackson is one of the original figures of the American underground comics movement of the 1960s. Unlike his peers, whose comics celebrated the counterculture, Jackson instead created lively, detailed and historically accurate works that chronicle the bloody, fascinating history around the founding of Texas. Told against a rich backdrop of 19th century life and the complex historical and political conflicts that fueled the brutal wars between Native Americans and settlers, the story of Naduah the white Comanche represents non-fiction comics at its best.

 

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Jack Jackson, a.k.a. "Jaxon," is considered by many to be the first underground comix artist. He was born in 1941 and died in 2006 in his home state of Texas. Ron Hansen is the author of more than 20 books, stories, and anthologies. He received the Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters for his book Nebraska, a collection of short fiction, in 1989. Some of his other works include Mariette in Ecstasy; the children's book The Shadowmaker; Desperadoes; The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, which won the John Edgar Wideman Award in 1984; and the novel Atticus, a suspenseful murder mystery detailing a father's fierce love for his son. Atticus was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1996. Among the anthologies written by Hansen are The Sun So Hot I Froze To Death, Can I Just Sit Here For A While?, and True Romance. His short stories, with titles ranging from "His Dog" to "Playland," have appeared in the Stanford Alumni Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, the Iowa Review, Esquire, and many others. Besides holding Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, Hansen has received a Lyndhurst Foundation Grant and is a fellow of the University of Michigan Society of Fellows. Hansen has also held the position of Gerald Manley Hopkins S.J. Professor of Arts and Humanities at Santa Clara University.
 
Published June 1, 1979 by Texas a & M Univ Pr. 119 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, History, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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This story recounts the last days of the war-loving Comanche tribe, their nomadic existence and their eventual concession to white settlers.

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