The Comanches command a giant empire of sorts, ranging from New Mexico, southern Colorado, northeastern Arizona, southern Kansas, all of Oklahoma, and most of northwest Texas.

Expert horsemen, they are formidable opponents who have developed strategies for using traditional weapons for fighting on horseback. Warfare is a major part of Comanche life. Comanche raids into Mexico traditionally take place during the full moon, when the warriors can see to ride at night. This has led to the term “Comanche Moon,” during which the Comanche raid for horses, captives, and weapons.

They have been at one time or another, at war with virtually every other Native American group living on the South Plains but have always come out on top either through annihilation of their enemies or adopting them as allies.

Their savagery and perceived barbarity in warfare has given them a fearful reputation.



Plains of Blood Glanrim