1826 - Comanche increase raids in Texas and New Mexico

Comanche warriors were regarded by military experts as the finest light cavalry in the world.

         The Comanche had now established themselves as the finest 'light cavalry' in the southwest, a distinction that would go unchallenged until their eventual demise later in the 19th century.  The Comanche, probably the first to acquire horses from the Spanish almost three centuries earlier, had become horsemen equal to the Mongols on the steppes of Asia.


Comanche Village

A Comanche Village

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