The Last Comanche Chief by Bill Neeley
The Life and Times of Quanah Parker

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"Truly distinguished. Neeley re-creates the character and achievements of this most significant of all Comanche leaders." -- Robert M. Utley author of The Lance and the Shield: The Life and Times of Sitting Bull

"A vivid, eyewitness account of life for settlers and Native Americans in those violent and difficult times." -- Christian Science Monitor

"The special merits of Neeley's work include its reliance on primary sources and illuminating descriptions of interactions among Southern Plains people, Native and white." -- Library Journal

"He has given us a fuller and clearer portrait of this extraordinary Lord of the South Plains than we've ever had before." -- The Dallas Morning News

About Bill Neeley

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BILL NEELEY is recognized as the preeminent authority on Quanah Parker. Featured prominently in the segment on the great Comanche chief in the A&E television series The Real West, he is also the author of Quanah Parker and His People. Mr. Neeley lives in Borger, Texas.
Published August 24, 2007 by Wiley. 308 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History. Non-fiction

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The author sometimes wanders from sympathy into the dangerous territory of hagiography, making angels out of fallible mortals, and he is capable of writing silly sentencese.g., ``The spiritual dimension of Native American life had for centuries sustained the red man.'' Some of the supporting cast...

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In 1875, Quanah Parker surrendered his people to the U.S. Army at Fort Sill, Okla.; thereafter, he would lead them on the ``white man's road.'' Son of a Comanche chief and a white woman, he had led wa

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and Grace Jackson’s Quanah Parker: Last Chief of the Comanches (1963) to William Hagan’s Quanah Parker, Comanche Chief (1993), Neeley’s The Last Comanche Chief has tremendous insight and is the best documented biography of one of America’s greatest leaders, red or white.

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