Lee, Nelson, 1807-. 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.

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: 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.

Published By: Original publisher Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 1957. vii-x, 88-179 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Nelson Lee ; with an introduction by Walter Prescott Webb

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2019. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Comanche (NO06)

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Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This 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.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. no06-002

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Only pages vii-x, and 88-179 dealing with Lee's captivity by the Comanches have been processed for the Files

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1855-1858

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Traveler-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1958

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1855-1858

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) not specified

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Indian captivities//Comanche Indians

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