Comanche tribes followed buffalo herds
Comanche tribes followed buffalo herds
 
 
A Comanche hunter
A Comanche hunter
 
 
A Comanche village of teepees
A Comanche village of teepees
 
 
Mother with her baby in a cradleboard
Mother with her baby in a cradleboard
 
 
Young Comanche girl and her father
Young Comanche girl and her father
 
 
Quannah Parker, Comanche chief
Quannah Parker, Comanche chief
 
 
Two Comanche hunters
Two Comanche hunters
 
Comanche Tribe
Topic(s):   Native Americans
Quick Facts
Location Wyoming, Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico
Type of home Teepee
Famous leaders Buffalo Hump, Quannah Parker

The Comanche people were a Native American tribe that lived in Wyoming, Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. The earliest known Comanche tribes lived in the 1500s.

The Comanche people moved around a lot. They were hunters and gatherers. The men did the hunting. The women made meals from the animals. The tribe followed the buffalo herds. Their teepee homes were easy to put up and take down.

Comanche mothers carried their children on their backs. They used a back pack called a cradleboard. Comanche children learned to hunt and fish with their fathers. They learned about plants from their mothers. The children had many chores. They did not get to play very often. When the children did play, they played with dolls and enjoyed games.

The Comanche were one of the first Native Americans to have horses. They were very good riders. The children learned to ride horses as early as five years old.

Today you can find many Comanche people living in Oklahoma.

Teacher Resources

Access Genealogy. ( 2010). Comanche Indians. Retrieved from http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/comanche/comanchehist.htm

Cash, J., & Hoebel, A., & Wallace, E. (2011). Comanche Indian History. Retrieved from http://www.everyculture.com/North-America/Comanche.

Redish, L., & Lewis, O. (2009). Facts for Kids: Comanche Indians. Retrieved from http://www.bigorrin.org/comanche_kids.htm

Wood, B., (2002). The Comanche Indians. Retrieved from http://www.essortment.com/all/commancheindian_rmlu.htm

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