The Comanche bow was deadly within 60 yards, which gave the Comanche warrior an advantage over the muzzle loading rifle. A Comanche could discharge a dozen arrows while a white man was loading a gun. // The distance of more than half of a football field.
Two Oglala chiefs ~ American Horse (wearing western clothing and gun-in-holster) and Red Cloud (wearing headdress). Full-length portrait, facing front, shaking hands in front of tipi ~ probably on or near Pine Ridge Reservation Photo: Grabill, John C.