Collection: Comanche

    The Comanche Nation also known as “The People” have 17,000 enrolled members and are headquartered in Lawton Oklahoma.

    They were once a part of the Shoshone Tribe, but in the late 1600’s and early 1700’s, they split from the Shoshone. They moved onto the northern Plains and then southerly in search of a new homeland. Migrating across the Plains, through Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. Ultimately they settled in Southwest Oklahoma. The horse was a key element in Comanche culture. The people mastered their skills on horseback and gained a tremendous advantage in times of war. They fought battles on horseback which was a skill unknown among other Indian peoples of that time.