By T. Jensen Lacey
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Traditionally, too, artists have portrayed Native American women as either regal, innocent children of nature, or savage, immoral heathens. As early as the 1600s, artists such as Adrien Collaert II depicted Native American women as so-called Indian queens: bare breasted, crowned with feathers, and wearing a skirt of plant leaves. This artist, as well as others of his time, showed Native women in tune with their natural world, even as they dominated it. indd 38 8/31/10 10:02 AM Women in Comanche Culture 39 Fast-forward 200 years, and this image has changed.
When Kit Carson attacked warriors fighting the buffalo hunters at the Battle of Adobe Walls in 1864, Ten Bears gathered his warriors, counterattacked, and drove Carson’s soldiers away. Finally, at the historic Medicine Lodge meeting of 1867, Ten Bears spoke to the group assembled there in what was then the largest gathering of tribes and whites. R. Fehrenbach’s book Comanches: The Destruction of a People recounts this speech. In his words, Ten Bears told the assembly that he did not wish to fight but reminded the whites that they had been the first to “send out the first soldier” and that the Native peoples were simply acting in defense.
Up until that time, Cynthia Ann Parker lived like any other child of white settlers; but one day in early May of that year, her life changed. Some Comanche raiders came upon the fort and asked the guard at the gate for food. When he refused, the raiders killed him, then set about killing all the men inside the fort. They killed many other people, too, and took livestock, food, and some of the white settlers with them. Some of these people they ransomed back to other whites, in exchange for food and horses, but a few of the children remained with the tribe.
The Comanche (The History & Culture of Native Americans) by T. Jensen Lacey