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"To be truly free you must unlock your heart, then you will discover the things you seek." ~ Eka Tomoobi (Red Sky), mother of Wahu sia Sumu tosa (Two Feathers…
Collection Name: William E. Irwin Photographic Collection Creator: Irwin, William E. Title: Comanche Squaw [Outdoor portrait of young Comanche woman] Date: 1899 ca. Publisher: William E. Irwin Place: Chickasha, IT Physical Description: Photograph, b, 3.75x5.5 in. Notes: Photo is glued into Irwin portfolio album
Texas Native Americans - Comanche
(Image: A Comanche Village in 1834 by George Catlin) "The Comanches were almost as new to Texas as the Spanish. They came from way up north from northern Colorado. The Comanches were once part of the Shoshone Indians. The Comanche language and the Shoshone language are still almost the same. Bands of Comanches began moving south. By around 1740 they first showed up in the Texas panhandle."
The famous Comanche Chief, Buffalo Hump, had an even more famous shield, shown here with his lance covered in red plumes. Buffalo Hump led the great Comanche raid into Texas in 1840, burning & pillaging as he rode with over 1,000 warriors in retaliation for the Council House massacre of his people by the Texans