My names is Cynthia Ann Parker I was originally from Virginia, then moved to Kentucky and later Texas in the early 1830's and established Parker's fort on the edges of the Comanche frontier.
On May 19, 1836 the Comanche and Kiowa attacked the fort killing most of the residents and capturing several women and children. Among the Captives were myself being 9 years old and my brother John.
Not long after 1840 I married the Comanche war chief Peta Nocona and I had my first son Quanah Parker, who was the last great war chief of the Comanche.
About a year later a group of Comanche women, Mexican slaves, and I were at a "meat camp" which was where they killed and preserved meat for the winter, when we were attacked by Texas Rangers led by captain Sul Ross.
Years later my husband died of an infected battle wound and my daughter, Topsannah and I were returned to my Uncle, Isaac Parker, I tried several times to escape back to her Comanche family but I was returned back to my uncle each time. The loss of my husband and old Comanche life took a toll on me.
With my return the Texas legislature voted to give me $100 dollars a year for five years. I learned to speak English and tried to adapt to the ways of a regular Texas women by learning to weave and cook but the whole time i wanted to return to my home teepee. My daughter died in 1864 and with my spirit so broken and being a social misfit among the other women I refused to eat and starved myself to death in 1870 at age 64.