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p 44 lance of a kiowa
"It is original in treating Comanches as few Indians have ever been treated in fiction, neither as noble svages, nor as brutes, but as human beings who adapted themselves to a hard existence in a harsh land. Never great in numbers the Comanches dominated for a hundred and fifty years a south-plains area as large as the European lands of France or Spain, and for over a hundred years they did indeed block their expansion They were great nomads who have been called the greatest horsemen of all time, and it has been estimated that they killed more white invaders for their numbers than any other Indians. Here we see them in the last days of their glory. There is one torture scene that may not be appropriate for youngsters"