Description of your research.
When you think about Indians of Texas you think about the Comanche or the Apache, you don’t think about the Tonkawa. The Tonkawa Indians were a group of Indians living in
La Vere, David. Life Among the
La Vere spent some time
researching the Indian-Pioneer Histories in the Indian Archives of the Oklahoma
Historical Society in
Letter from the Secretary of
War, in response to house resolution of the 20th instant …
condition of the Tonkawa Indians at
In 1876 the Tonkawa people were living at
Smithwick, Noah. The Evolution of a State or Recollections of Old
Noah Smithwick lived in the nineteenth century and had many experiences on the frontier so he wrote a book to tell these stories. In part of this book he mentioned seeing the Tonkawa people and observed them eating a Comanche warrior that they had killed. He goes into great detail, even telling the owner of the pot the Indians used to make the stew. This gives a great account of the cannibalistic ritual that the Tonkawa people performed.
Jones, William K. Notes on the History and Material Culture of
the Tonkawa Indians. Smithsonian Contributions to
Anthropology. Volume 2, Number 5, page 65-81.
The culture of the Tonkawa is compiled in these pages. It is very helpful to find out how the Tonkawa culture played a role in their relations with the white people and there Indian neighbors. This is good background to help you understand the Tonkawa to understand how they relate to the world, giving a deeper understanding of their relationships with other people.
La Vere, David. The
In this book La Vere has in a sense redone what Newcomb did in his 1961 book about the Texas Indians. La Vere presents some new information that came forth after Newcomb wrote his book. It gives a good account of the life of these people and there interactions with each other.
Moore, Stephen L. Savage Frontier: Rangers, Riflemen, and
Indian Wars in
Like Wilbarger’s book on
the depredations in Texas Moore researched many fights between the Indians and
whites to tell a comprehensive story of these skirmishes. The detail that
Neighbours, Kenneth F. Tonkawa Scouts and Guides.
Little is said about the help that the Tonkawa’s gave to the white military in their pursuit of relocating the Texas Indians. In Tonkawa Scouts and Guides Neighbours collects different accounts to put this great help of the Tonkawa’s into one book. This greatly helps to analyze the relations the Tonkawa’s had with their white neighbors.
Newcomb. The Indians of
In this book Newcomb puts all the Indian people of
Sjoberg, Andree. “The
Culture of the Tonkawa, a
Much like Newcomb and La Vere, Sjoberg wrote an essay about the life and culture of the Tonkawa. Much earlier than the other two and much shorter it still adds value to the knowledge of the Tonkawa Indians but closer to the time period.
Wilbarger, J. W. Indian
The conflicts amongst the Indians in