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Co·man·che

 (kə-măn′chē)
n. pl. Comanche or Co·man·ches
1. A member of a Native American people formerly ranging over the southern Great Plains from western Kansas to northern Texas and now located in Oklahoma. The Comanche became nomadic buffalo hunters after migrating south from Wyoming in the 18th century.
2. The Uto-Aztecan language of the Comanche.

[Spanish, from Ute kı̷mmanči.]

Co·man′che adj.
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The fact is, it is just a sort of polished-up court of Comanches, and there isn't a squaw in it who doesn't stand ready at the dropping of a hat to desert to the buck with the biggest string of scalps at his belt.
Though they brandished their long spears and yelled like wild Comanches I paid not the slightest attention to them, walking quietly toward them as though unaware of their existence.
Among others, to show the whimsicality of their deadly seriousness, may be mentioned the following: The Bleeding Hearts, Sons of the Morning, the Morning Stars, The Flamingoes, The Triple Triangles, The Three Bars, The Rubonics, The Vindicators, The Comanches, and the Erebusites.
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History by S.
A lot of people didn't realize our Comanches were code talkers.
Comanche" is filled with beautiful color photographs of clothing made of animal skins decorated with beadwork, historic black and white photographs of Comanches, and more.
Their very success ensured that "the Comanches were off balance with the bison herds for much of the nineteenth century, gradually eroding the ecological foundation of their way of life" (p.
In fact, it is these peoples who usually surround John Wayne in the classic Westerns, yet of the Comanches - aristocrats among their people, little is known.
When the Comanches -- led by Chief Buffalo Hump (Wes Studi) -- attack Austin (the program's most stirring sequence, at the beginning of the second installment), the Rangers are off pursuing a horse thief.
There is a lot of bravado in Nelson Lee's telling of his adventures with the Texas Rangers and of his three years of captivity by the Comanches during the Indian Wars, but it's his story and clearly he stuck to it.
On October 25, the Spartans ended their disappointing season (four wins, five losses) with a 42-20 non-conference loss to the Cahokia High School Comanches of Cahokia, Illinois.
Parra Wa-Samen (Ten Bears) of the Yamparika Comanches, quoted in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee