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Fought the us army to a stand still. Yep, he was pretty bad ass.
The guy we honor when jumping out of planes?
I'm about 3/4 of the way through 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.C. Gwynne - highly recommended by either our host or Dave Petzal in Field and Stream, I forget who.At one point the author claims that a Comanche warrior could hit a target the size of a doorknob at 50 yards 4 out of 5 times, and at 10 to 15 yards shoot a 20 to 30 inch arrow with sufficient force that it would drive through a 2,000 pound buffalo.Whew.Great book.
He ran the army ragged.
I always thought the Commanches were a much more badass tribe than the Sioux, they held their territory for a longer time, ruled a much bigger swath of country and basically kicked everybody's ass from down in Mexico up into the high plains using bows, arrows and horsemanship...and Empire of the Summer Moon is a incredible book.