Quanah Parker was born to Cynthia Ann Parker and Peta Nocona, on Elk Creek according to himself.
His father, a War Chief of the Noconi was killed by the Texas Rangers, protecting an encampment. This reluted in the jailing of his mother and sister, leaving him an orphan, he sook refuge with the Quahadas.
Early Life Continued
After seeking refuge with the Quahadas, they found him a worthy leader. They would hunt buffalo traditionally and raid settlements for supplies. As the buffalo soldiers came he and a medicine man Isa-Tia made an alliance spanning multiple tribes.
He planned and fought in many attacks against the U.S. government that was trying to kick them out of their homes and onto resevations.
Quanah surrendered the Quahadas chance at idependence, with his people starving they moved onto resevations. They were banned from performing thier religous rituals and forced to farm with bad soil and usually starved.
Even being on a reservation he led the way for his trbe encouraging them to learn from the white men, and negociate with them. When visiting another Indian resevation he caught an illness dieing from it 12 days after on February 23 1911.