The Food they Ate
They surrounded herds of buffalo and forced it to move in a circle. They used bows and arrows to kill and animals they passed. As soon as they killed ir they ate and saved the rest for later.
Weapons and Tools
Close Range: War Hawk Club
Mid Range: War Lance
Long Range: Bow and Arrow
Special Weapon: Scalping Knife
If a warrior died his horse was usually killed also. The dead were buried in a shallow trench. Comanche religion was basic. The parabio would have vision quests and it centered around these. They would have a pipe smoking ceremony on special occasions. They had their own version of the Sun Dance, and when the Ghost Dance swept across the country they did not participate.
The Comanche do have a couple chiefs that stand out. one of the most important leaders or parabio, of the Comanche was Ten Bears. Ten Bears was the main person that spoke at the Medicine Lodge Treaty signing. He lived from 1792-1872. Here are some exerts from one of his famous speeches.
Where the Comanche are Located Now
Comanche tribal enrollment now numbers 15,191 with approximately 7,763 members residing in the Lawton-Ft.Sill and surrounding areas ofSouthwest Oklahoma. The Comanche Nation complex is located nine miles north of Lawton, Oklahoma and employs about one-hundred forty-five people.
Unique Facts About the Comanche
Pottery is heavy and easily broken when moving so they did not use much pottery. They used leather for containers along with baskets. They used packs on dogs and travois to carry their things.