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Historical Tidbit Thursdays - The Comanches - Peace Chief - #TidbitThursday


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One of the important members of a Comanche band was the peace chief, usually the eldest member of the band. His position was more one of honor than one of true authority. He merely gave advice. He would suggest where to move the camp. He could not give orders, prevent injustice or enforce justice, punish anyone, or make war.
For bigger decisions, a council of males would gather and smoke a ceremonial pipe. Each would speak according to age and experience. No true debates.
Once a decision was made, it was announced throughout the camp by criers.

Comanches: The Destruction of a People by T.R.Fehrenbach; ISBN#0-306-80586-3

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