Comanche Society: Before the Reservation

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Index
Abert, James W., 89, 108–109
Abiquiú, N. Mex., 107
Achata (Comanche chief), 71
adaptation, environmental, 139
Adobe Walls, Tex., 4
Africa, 76, 90; and agriculture, 77; and pastoralism, 78
agriculture, 78, 84; and effect on humans, 92, and Europe, 79; global spread of, 92; origins of, 77
Agualeguas, Mexico, 128
Aguascalientes, Mexico, 54
Aguila Bolteada (Comanche chief), 27
Ahorcados, Mexico, 136
Albuquerque, N. Mex., 26
Alencaster, Joaquin del Real, 23, 108
Alexander III of Macedonia, 76
altruism, 18, 40, 45, 125, 126, 128, 143, 137
Amangual, Francisco, 23, 69
Americans, 3, 5; as bison hunters, 4; as cattlemen, 4; and conflict with Comanches 8; as forty-niners, 8, 108; and relations with Comanches, 137; in Texas, 110; as traders, 8, 36, 44, 54, 69, 97, 101, 108, 109, 111–16, 119, 135; as traders with Comanches, 99, 111, 119
ancestors, 19, 21–22, 38, 56, 64, 95, 119, 125, 126, 139, 141; Comanche, 87, 133; Comanche and Caddoan, 39; definition of, 18; human, 91; and traditions, 84; Ute, 86; worship of, 43
ancestral names: demise of, 27; disappearance of, 32; existence of, 32; and reproduction, 23
Andalucía, Spain (Andalusian): cattle herding, 82; corrals, 88; horses, 82; pastoralism, 79; ranching, 80; vaqueros, 83
Andes Mountains, 77
Andrés (Comanche Indian), 110
animal husbandry, 92
anthropology: early evolutionist, 146; and scientific method, 147; and Comanches, 145–46
Antilles, Spain (Antillean): cattle herding, 82; cattle hunting, 80, 82; horses, 82; pastoralism, 82; ranching, 80
anti-social behavior, 40, 57, 60, 116, 120, 137, 143
Anza, Juan Bautista de, 6, 18, 24, 28–33, 41, 42, 44, 106, 125, 132, 135, 139; and campaigns against Comanches, 27; and Comanche defeats, 6; and Cuerno Verde defeat, 15; and Pecos peace council, 16
Apaches, 18, 34, 41, 58–59, 63, 65, 124; as attacked by Comanches, 49; and bison hunting, 82; camps of, 105; captives of, 136; and captive trade, 104, 107; as children, 136; and Comanches, 141; Comanches as enemies of, 6; and intermarriage with Comanches, 131; and New Mexico raids, 86; and pastoralism, 85; and relations with Spanish Texas, 53; and retreat from the plains, 53; at San Sabá Mission, 123; as Spanish allies, 25, 67, 69; and Spanish pastoralism, 94; and social relations with Comanches, 72; in Texas, 132–33; and warfare with Caddoans, 7; and warfare with Comanches, 7–8, 16, 35, 60, 131–33, 136–37; and warfare with New Mexico, 139; and warfare with Wichitas, 7; as women, 136. See also Carlana (Apache chief); Cuartelejos; Escalchufines; Gilas, Jicarillas; Lipans; Mescaleros; Palomas; Penxayes; Sierra Blancas
Apaches, Plains, 6, 50, 59; and retreat to the south, 51; and warfare with Caddoans, 62 Arabs, 79
Arapaho Indians, 31, 65, 118; and warfare with Comanches, 7
Archibeque, Juan de, 75, 94
Archuleta, Luis de, 63

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Table of contents

  • Comanche Society i
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction 3
  • Chapter 1 - Comanche Kinship and Society 13
  • Chapter 2 - Comanche Migration and Geographic Mobility 46
  • Chapter 3 - Comanche Horse Pastoralism 74
  • Chapter 4 - The Nature of Comanche Economics 96
  • Chapter 5 - An Explanation of Comanche Violence 121
  • Conclusion 139
  • Appendix 1 - A Discussion of Theoretical Issues 145
  • Appendix 2 - A Timeline of Comanche History, 1706–1850 151
  • Appendix 3 - Glossary of Spanish Terms 177
  • Notes 179
  • Bibliography 215
  • Index 227
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