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Read the West Book Club: Empire of the Summer Moon

February 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

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Read the West Book Club: Empire of the Summer Moon

1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

S.B. “Burk” Burnett Board Room

S.C. Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer Moon (2010) spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanche, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails a remarkable narrative of the Old West: the epic saga of pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son, Quanah, who became the last and greatest Comanche chief. Against this backdrop, Gwynne presents the compelling drama of Parker, a lovely nine-year-old girl who was kidnapped by Comanches from the Texas frontier in 1836. She grew to love her captors and became infamous as the “White Squaw” who refused to return until her tragic capture by Texas Rangers in 1860. More famous still was her son, Quanah, a warrior who was never defeated and whose guerrilla wars made him a legend.

The Read the West Book Club meets once a month in January, February, and March. Cost for the series is $25, $20 for Museum members, and includes refreshments and Museum admission. Register by January 17 and learn more at nationalcowboymuseum.org/book-club.


*Additional dates and books:

March 18: Killers of the Flower Moon


February 18, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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