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Comanche Empire (12:43)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 02:20 What do the Comanche and the Mongols have in common?
  2. 05:18 What was unique about Comanche leadership, and how did it help them build their empire?
  3. 08:11 Why were horses so important to the Comanche Empire?
  4. 08:37 How did the Spanish colonizers relate to the Comanche?
  5. 10:07 What was production and distribution like in Comanche territory?
  6. 10:54 How did the Comanche form broader networks and communities with other indigenous groups?