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
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
They had never
experienced the way of the Europeans
especially in relation to the subject of
ownership of Comanche land became the source
of the bitter conflicts between the white
European settlers, the U.S. and the Native
Comanche Land and Migration
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
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
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.
Comanche Land - Tribal Map
The Tribe location map provides a general
overview of the tribal territories and land
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
their tribal territories.
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.
Comanche Land - Tribe Location Map
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