Comanche Is Not My Name


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‘I was birthed a high-plains mustang
Raised a Comanche buffalo pony
Got poked by the goddamn arse bones of Custer hisself
Life don’t get more entertaining than that’

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At last, the tumultuous autobiography of the ‘one and only living survivor of the fight known as the Little Big Horn.’ Indian buffalo runner, homestead workhorse, wolfer, Indian warhorse, famous US Cavalry mount Comanche (not his real name) takes us on an epic journey from the searing high plains of Texas to the frozen wastes of South Dakota and the Wounded Knee Creek.

In turn visceral, heart-wrenching and hilarious, you are pitched into an authentic world brimming with unforgettable characters.

You meet his ‘jockeys’, Looks at the Sky Too Much, Ahithophel, Mac, Fabridzio Capeesh, Ken Flash, and share their struggles and triumphs as ancient and modern worlds collide. You find out why as a homesteader you might want to dynamite the sky. You discover the truth behind George Armstrong Custer's demise.

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Comanche the horse's story is no conventional Western. He bears witness to events which evoke serious contemporary themes.

Comanche Is Not My Name: a riotous tale of survival and triumph set against the stark beauty of the Great Plains.

My Jeopardacious Life on the High Plains is Part One of his extraordinary life. Part Two, My Mithersome Progress to the Little Big Horn, continues his story.

The Coen brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Patrick deWitt’s The Sisters Brothers characterize the tone.

‘Arsmetrick weren’t never my strong suit
But by my reckoning I’ve had in the thereabouts of nine lives.
And ain’t been but one of them that weren’t a mithersome affair bedevilled by constant jeopardy.
What gets right wearisome, I can tell you.’

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The real Comanche the Horse