Empire of the Summer Moon by S. C. Gwynne A historical account of the conflict between the Comanche and the settlers who (often at their peril) attempted to live on the great plains. Survival in a place with limited water, no natural shelter, and nothing like any kind of real landmarks comes across as an astonishing feat managed for centuries by the Comanche. The attrocities comitted by some on both sides are discussed; this isn't a book about how terrible the whites, or the Indians were. There's a good piece about the Walker Colt revolver as well. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!