Celebrated Biographies

Texas and Oklahoma history.


A Tejano Knight:
The Quest of Don Juan Seguin

A Tejano Knight:
The Quest of Don Juan Seguin

Juan Seguin grew up in San Antonio, distinguished himself in the war for Texas independence, and served as a Texas Senator and mayor of San Antonio in the Republic of Texas. Yet he was forced to resign, flee to Mexico, and fight for Santa Anna. What happened to this "Tejano knight"? Read more.

Hardcover: Neeley Books, 2017. 336 pages. ISBN-13: 9780998774404. ISBN-10: 0998774405.


The Last Comanche Chief:
The Life and Times of Quanah Parker

The Last Comanche Chief:
The Life and Times of Quanah Parker

Son of Chief Peta Nocona and a captive girl, Cynthia Ann Parker, Quanah fought until it was no longer possible to live the life of the free plains Comanche. Realistic and foresighted, Quanah then led his people to the reservation. Read more.

Paperback: Castle Books, 2009. 304 pages. ISBN-13: 9780785822592. ISBN-10: 0785822593.

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About Bill Neeley

Bill Neeley is a teacher and independent historian who has dedicated years to archival research. Featured prominently in the segment on the great Comanche chief Quanah Parker in the A&E television series The Real West, he is the author of the acclaimed book The Last Comanche Chief: The Life and Times of Quanah Parker. His latest book, A Tejano Knight:The Quest of Don Juan Seguin chronicles the tumultuous life of a Tejano in revolutionary Texas. He has also written Quanah Parker and His People, and a novel, Rodeo Clown. Mr. Neeley lives in Lawton, Oklahoma.