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The Comanches A History, 1706-1875 (Studies in the Anthropology of North Ame) by Thomas W. Kavanagh

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Published by University of Nebraska Press .
Written in English


  • Ethnography,
  • Indigenous peoples,
  • Political structure & processes,
  • c 1700 to c 1800,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Sociology,
  • Native American Anthropology,
  • U.S. - Political And Civil Rights Of Native Americans,
  • North America,
  • USA,
  • Sources,
  • Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes,
  • United States - General,
  • History / General,
  • Government relations,
  • Comanche Indians,
  • History,
  • Politics and government

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages588
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7905096M
ISBN 100803227302
ISBN 109780803227309

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