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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
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.
Published By: Original publisher
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 1957. vii-x, 88-179
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Nelson Lee ; with an introduction by Walter Prescott
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.
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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
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Component part(s), monograph
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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
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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1958
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LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Indian captivities//Comanche Indians