The Comanche had one of the most powerful Native American empires in the 1800s. One of the Chiefs in charge of it was Po-cha-na-quar-hip, also known as "Buffalo Hump." He helped lead bands during the Great Raid of 1840, where numerous Comanche groups took part in retaliatory raids of white settlements due to the massacre of other Comanche Chiefs during a meeting in San Antonio.
As for His-oo-san-chees, The Little Spaniard, he was half-Spanish. As such, he was often thrown into the front lines when war or danger came about. Showing himself rather adept, he made a name for himself and eventually gained notoriety and respect from others who had once scorned him.