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Comanche Culture and History

As a complement to our Comanche language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Comanche tribe and their society. Please note that Comanches and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Comanche history is interesting and important, but the Comanche Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Please contact us if you have a Comanche link to add.

Our Comanche Websites

Comanche Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Comanche Indian language.
Comanche Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Comanche culture.
Comanche Legends:
    Collection of Comanche Indian legends and folktales.

Comanche Tribal and Community Websites

Comanche Nation:
    Homepage of the Comanche tribe of Oklahoma.
Comanche Nation Casino * Comanche Red River Casino:
    Homepages of the Comanche tribal casinos.

Maps of Comanche Lands

Texas Indian Maps * Kansas Indian Map:
    Tribal map showing the original territory of the Comanche Indians and their neighbors.
Virtual Museum of New France: Plains Indians:
    Historical maps and articles about the Comanche, Apache, Arikara, and other Plains Indian tribes.

Comanche Lifestyle and Tradition

Comanche Indians:
    Overview of Comanche history and culture.
The Comanches:
    Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Comanche Indians.
Domestic Architecture at the Comanche Village on Medicine Creek:
    Pictures and anthropological discussion of Comanche tepees and historical living conditions.
Comanche Fried Corn Recipe * Comanche Food: Napalitos * Comanche Shrimp and Corn Soup * Grape Dumplings:
    Traditional Comanche Indian recipes.
Native Clothing: Comanche Tribe:
    Picture of Comanche moccasin boots compared to moccasins from other tribes.
Comanche Legends:
    Collection of Comanche Indian legends and folktales.
Comanche Culture:
    Essay on traditional Comanche customs and religion.
Comanche Authors:
    Comanche Indian writers, their lives and work.
Comanche Nation Flag * Comanche Flag:
    Comanche flags.
Comanche License Plates * Comanche License Plate:
    Oklahoma Comanche license plate.

Comanche Politics, Issues, and News

Comanche Nation News:
    Tribal news and archives available online.

Comanche Genealogy

Ancestor Search:
    Online lookup of Comanche and other Indian records through the Archives genealogy service.
Comanche Genealogy Forum * Comanche Nation Queries:
    Messageboards for Comanche Indian descendants.
Native American Heritage:
    Direction for those seeking Comanche and other American Indian ancestors.
Comanche Indian Census Rolls:
    Census roll lists of Comanche tribal members in the early 20th century for sale online.

Comanche History and Biography

Comanche Indian History:
    Two-part tribal history of the Comanche Indians.
The Comanche and his Horse:
    Article on the importance of horses to 19th-century Comanche culture.
The Comanche Tribe:
    Article on Comanche history.
Quanah Parker Biography * Quanah Parker * Comanche Lodge: Quanah Parker:
    Articles about famous Comanche chief Quanah Parker.
Chiefs of the Numuunuh:
    List of 18th- and 19th-century Comanche leaders.

Books for sale on the Comanche Indians

Being Comanche:
    Book for sale on the social history of the Comanche people.
Ride the Wind:
    An interesting biography of Cynthia Ann Naduah Parker, mother of Comanche chief Quanah Parker.
*When the Storm God Rides:
    Stories from the Alabama, Caddo, and Comanche tribes.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Comanches and Native Americans in general.

Links, References, and Additional Information

   Wikipedia: Comanche:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Comanche tribe.
   Pueblo Comanche:
   Information about the Comanches in Spanish.
   Comanches * Comanche Tribe:
   Comanche links.



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