Three years among the Comanches: the narrative of Nelson Lee, the Texas ranger, containing a detailed account of his captivity among the Indians, his singular escape through the instrumentality of his watch, and fully illustrating Indian life as it is on the war path and in the camp.
University of Oklahoma Press • Norman • Published In 1957 • Pages: vii-x, 88-179
By: Lee, Nelson.
AbstractThis is the personal narrative of Nelson Lee, an ex-Texas Ranger, who spent three years as a captive of the Comanches in 1855-1858. The book was put into its present form by an unknown editor, since Lee could not write. Much of the book deals with Lee's personal experiences illustrating the Comanche methods of dealing with war captives. Prominent in the account are his impressions of ceremonial, diet, settlement pattern, and methods of settling quarrels. The book is invaluable for its information on how the Comanches lived before they were affected by any large degree of acculturation.
- HRAF PubDate
- North America
- Sub Region
- Plains and Plateau
- Document Type
- book chapter
- Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1958
- Nelson Lee ; with an introduction by Walter Prescott Webb
- Only pages vii-x, and 88-179 dealing with Lee's captivity by the Comanches have been processed for the Files
- Indian captivities
- Comanche Indians