The Life of Ten Bears: Comanche Historical Narratives

By Francis Joseph Attocknie; Thomas W. Kavanagh | Go to book overview

Notes

INTRODUCTION
1. See the appendix for the lexicon of Comanche words and names, e.g., Parua Semʉno.
2. Kavanagh, Comanche Ethnography.
3. Wallace and Hoebel, Comanches, 276.
4. Kavanagh, Comanche Ethnography, 540.
5. Quoted in Kavanagh, Comanches, 44.
6. Although traditionally friendly, at least since about 1820 (see chapter 2), the Kiowas and Comanches maintained separate political organizations. The KCA confederation, legitimized in taivo eyes by the Treaty of Medicine Lodge Creek (1867) and more or less formalized in the late 1890s, was often unpopular.
7. Ellis, Dancing People, 137.
8. Mihecoby, Chasenah, and Kerchee, Comanche Gourd Dance Clan, Inc., Articles of Incorporation.
9. Herman Viola to Joseph Attocknie, June 13, 1974. The letter and manuscript have since been accessioned as NAA MS 1986–20, National Anthropological Archives, Washington DC.
10. Kavanagh, Comanches, 367–71.
11. Mooney, “Calendar History of the Kiowa Indians,” 164.
12. Battey, Life and Adventures of a Quaker, 90.
13. For the Kiowa and Cheyenne versions, see Mooney, “Calendar History of the Kiowa Indians”; and Grinnell, Fighting Cheyennes.
14. Nye, Carbine and Lance, 327.
15. For the Shake-Down Ceremony, see Kavanagh, Comanche Ethnography.
16. Armagost, “Comanche Narrative.”
17. Armagost, in Robinson and Armagost, Comanche Dictionary and Grammar, 314.

1. THE LIFE OF TEN BEARS
1. The quoted sentence is apparently from Foreman, Indians and Pioneers.
2. Nye, Carbine and Lance, 9n6.
3. This line ends abruptly, and there is no corresponding narrative in later chapters.
4. It is not clear which writer is here referenced.
5. These specific references are unknown.

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