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QUANAH PARKER
I do not think of Americans, only of Comanches... and the children of Comanches... and the children that will come from those children. The Americans are here. They will stay. We cannot drive them out. They will grow strong while we will not. We must learn from them so that our children will not hunger... so they will be warm in winter... so they will strong as the Americans are strong.
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JIM READ
Oh, that Mexican girl. No harm will come to her?
QUANAH PARKER
Tawalka and Morning Star will care for her. She's a captive. She belongs to the tribe.
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QUANAH PARKER
But our numbers do not increase. And the Americans are without number... they are like weeds... like drops of rain... no end to them.
JIM READ
The time has come to walk the path of the Americans.
QUANAH PARKER
This has long been on my mind. The Americans are brave. They know many things. We must learn from them... or the sun will set on us forever.
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QUANAH PARKER
There are two white faces. Later, we will find out how long their spirits can stay in their bodies under endless torment.
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QUANAH PARKER
If my brother dies, the white man's death will not be as swift as his. We will see your tongue torn out by the root.
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QUANAH PARKER
The Mexicans still collect gold from the government for Comanche scalps. Would you have me treat them as brothers?
JIM READ
They will no longer buy Commanche scalps. I ask you to call the Americans and the Mexicans... brothers.
QUANAH PARKER
You ask me to be better than my enemies.
JIM READ
I ask you to be greater. A great man can grant great favors.
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JIM READ
This is a good place.
QUANAH PARKER
Yes. We will live here like our fathers before us and their fathers before them. We were born here... where the wind blows free and there is nothing to break the light of the sun. There are no enclosures and everybody draws a free breath.