The book’s primary aim is to provide a straightforward biography of Jack Stilwell (co-author Clint Chambers’s great-great-uncle) and to place his story within the context of western history during the last three decades of the nineteenth century. “Comanche Jack” left little written evidence behind for historians to peruse, but by diligently combing widely scattered army records, census rolls, court testimonies, and commentaries in newspapers and magazines, the authors succeed in providing both an interesting read and a balanced assessment of this rather remarkable individual.
Britten, Thomas A. Review of Comanche Jack Stilwell: Army Scout and Plainsman, by Clint E. Chambers and Paul H. Carlson. Southwestern Historical Quarterly 123, no. 3 (2020): 370-371. doi:10.1353/swh.2020.0010.
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