Comanche family, early 1900s
Here is a family from the Comanche Nation located in southwestern Oklahoma. The elder man in Comanche traditional clothing is Ta-Ten-e-quer. His wife, Ta-Tat-ty, also wears Comanche clothing. Their niece (center) is Wife-per, also known as Frances E. Wright. Her father was a Buffalo Soldier (an African American cavalryman) who deserted and married into the Comanches. Henry (center left) and Lorenzano (center right) are the sons of Frances, who married an African American man.
Courtesy Sam DeVenney
I came across this while looking up stuff for homework. And I always wondered about this because I find it strange that a lot of people from here are kind of prejudice against African Americans. My own grandfather was.. I had asked my dad why, and he said it had to deal with him being in the army. But I had also heard my sister-in-law saying that she would tell her dad that she was going to marry a black man in order to piss him off. I don’t really know the real reason why, but I was wondering if it’s like that for anyone else’s tribe?