Comanche Land

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The article provides facts and information about Comanche land. The Native Americans including the Comanche tribe had never developed a system of private land ownership like the European settlers.

Native Indian land was not owned by individuals. It could not be sold. Comanche land therefore belonged to the whole community.

But there were tribal boundaries. Comanche land was recognised by the settlement of the tribe within the boundaries of their territory.

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Comanche Land
The Comanche are a North American Indian Plains tribe of southwest Oklahoma, Texas, California, and New Mexico who were originally Nomadic and Shoshonean-speaking people. In the 1700's and 1800's they were nomadic horse breeders and bison hunters who numbered approximately 30,000.

The Comanche Land that was home to the tribe, as indicated on the Comanche Land Map, had been occupied by the tribe before the arrival of the Europeans.

They had never experienced the way of the Europeans especially in relation to the subject of Land Ownership.

The ownership of Comanche land became the source of the bitter conflicts between the white European settlers, the U.S. and the Native American Indians.

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Comanche Land and Migration

 

Comanche Land
The Comanche Native Americans lived in harmony with the land which was emphasized by the their culture, religion and beliefs. The idea of an individual person having exclusive use of a particular piece of land was completely alien to Native Americans.

Comanche Land - Ownership?
The Comanche fought, as communities, with other tribes over hunting rights to their territory. But the "right" to the land was very different from the legal terms understood by the white settlers relating to individual ownership. The Comanche Indians had no concept of "private property," as applied to the land, but were soon to experience this European idea, through the constant encroachment on the tribal territories and Comanche land.

Comanche Land - Wars and Conflicts
The American Indian Wars is the name used in the United States to describe a series of wars, battles and conflicts between American settlers or the U.S. army, and the Native American Indians before and after the American Revolutionary War. During the 1800's the Comanche waged war against the colonizers who invaded their lands. In 1864 Colonel Kit Carson led U.S. forces in an unsuccessful campaign against them.

Comanche Land - Moved to the Reservation
Treaties were signed with the Comanche in 1865 and 1867, but the U.S. government failed to keep settlers off the land promised to the tribe, which led to violent conflicts. Comanche resistance was broken in 1875, and the survivors (approximately 1,400 persons) were sent under escort to reservations in Oklahoma.

Comanche Land - Dawes General Allotment Act
The Dawes General Allotment Act was passed by Congress in 1887 which led to the break up of the large Indian Reservations and the sale of Indian lands, including Comanche lands to white settlers.

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Comanche Land - Tribe Location Map

Comanche Land - Tribal Map

The Tribe location map provides a general overview of the tribal territories and land inhabited by various tribes of Native Indians.

The Tribe Location Map provides a bird's eye view of the most famous Native American Indian groups and their proximately to other Native American tribes and their tribal territories.

The Comanche Native Indians,  together with the other Native American tribes, were removed from their land and sent to inhospitable reservations.

They waited until 1969 when all Indians were declared citizens of the U.S.

 

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