Cynthia Ann Parker was born in the year of 1825 in Crawford County, Illinois. This Comanche tribe captured five captives, including Cynthia and her brother John. The other four captives were released from the Comanches, but Cynthia lived with the Comanches for another 25 years.
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When Cynthia was older, she refused to come back with her family. Cynthia was now an official member of the tribe. She then married Peta Nocona, and later had two sons, Quanah Parker and Pecos Parker, and a daughter, Topsannah Parker. - Background country & rustic.
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During December in the year of 1860, Texas rangers attacked a Comanche hunting camp located in Mule Creek. Colonel Isaac Parker discovered a woman that didn't speak English and had blue eyes with her infant daughter. Colonel Isaac Parker then discovered that this woman was his niece.
Cynthia Ann Parker 1825 - 1870
Cynthia went with her uncle to Birdville. Cynthia and her uncle stayed in Birdville for 3 months, and they eventually came home. Cynthia still missed her Comanche family, therefore she kept escaping to be with them. But every time Cynthia escaped she would be sent back to her white family. The Texas legislature also voted to give her a pension of $100 each year for the next five years.
Cynthia then decided she wants to act like a mature adult for her age. To accomplish this, she learned to weave and cook, but during this process, she wanted to go back to her teepee with her Comanche family. Cynthia also tried to improve on her English during this.
Cynthia was growing older, and her daughter, Topsannah's health was becoming weaker. Topsannah died in 1864. After Topsannah's death, Cynthia refused to eat, and she starved to death in 1870.