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The Comanche Empire


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Pekka Hamalainen is the Rhodes Professor of American History and Fellow of St. Catherine's College at Oxford University. He has served as the principal investigator of a five-year project on nomadic empires in world history, funded by the European Research Council. Hamalainen is the author of Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power, also published by Yale University Press.


"Hamalainen succeeds in introducing a new perspective on Southwestern history, mastering Spanish and Mexican historic resources to tell of a horse- and bison-based Comanche empire, Comancheria. . . . Enthusiastically recommended for academic and public libraries."-Library Journal

Winner of the 2008 Kate Broocks Bates Award, presented by the Texas State Historical Association

Co-winner of the 2009 Merle Curti Award, presented by the Organization of American Historians

Received Honorable Mention for the 2008 PROSE Award in the U.S. History and Biography/Autobiography category, sponsored by the Association of American Publishers

Gold medal winner of the 2008 Book of the Year Award in the category of History, presented by ForeWord magazine

Winner of the Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize presented by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Center for Great Plains Studies

"The Comanche Empire is a landmark study that will make readers see the history of southwestern America in an entirely new way."-David J. Weber, author of Barbaros: Spaniards and Their Savages in the Age of Enlightenment

"This exhilarating book is not just a pleasure to read; important and challenging ideas circulate through it and compel attention. It is a nuanced account of the complex social, cultural, and biological interactions that the acquisition of the horse unleashed in North America, and a brilliant analysis of a Comanche social formation that dominated the Southern Plains. Parts of the book will be controversial, but the book as a whole is a tour de force."-Richard White, author of The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815

"The Comanche Empire is an impressive achievement. That a major Native power emerged and dominated the interior of the continent compels a re-thinking of well worn narratives about colonial America and westward expansion, about the relative power of European and Native societies, and about the directions of change. The book makes a major contribution to Native American history and challenges our understanding of the ways in which American history unfolded."-Colin G. Calloway, author of One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West before Lewis and Clark

"Hamalainen not only puts Native Americans back into the story but also gives them-particularly the Comanche-recognition as major historical players who shaped events and outcomes."-Sherry Smith, Southern Methodist University, author of Reimagining Indians: Native Americans Through Anglo Eyes, 1880-1940

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