Comanches Research Paper

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Lords of the Southern Plains was what the Comanches were called. They were called Lords of the Southern Plains because of them ruling so much land; Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado and Kansas (Lipscomb). Another reason that the Comanches had gained so much land was because they were said to be the greatest skilled warriors (Lund 7). They gained even more when horses were introduced. Unlike other countries the Comanches had a democratic government but with some differences unlike the democratic government that rules most of the states in present day America.The Comanche depended on nature to provide them food, because they hunted and gathered what they could for food.Like all good things the Comanches came to an end and not the easiest ending but a harsh ending. Some Comanches still keep true to some of their traditions but not all. The Comanches came a long ways and…show more content…
The Comanches originated from the Northern Shoshones. Their language also is a branch from the Uto-Aztecan language which the Shoshones used, that is why sometimes some Comanche words overlap the Shoshone language (Lipscomb). The Comanches were formed around the 1700s and it was estimated that they consisted of 45,000 members.When the Comanche decide to split up from the Shoshone they splitted up because they saw that they could do better on their own. So when they separated they did it in groups and the groups mostly consisted of family members and they became nomadic people, travaling from one place to another. They began to move first into Eastern Colorado and Western Kansas. There was said to be around 35 bands but only 5 of those bands were actually documented (Goodin). Comanches name was given to them by the Spaniards in the eighteenth century, even though the Comanche did not refer to themselves as Comanches but as Nermernuh. Nermernuh meaning “the people” and Comanche meaning “enemy” or “anyone who want to fight me all the time”

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