Look at our precious Quanah. He looks just like you Peter.
Awh Gee, Thanks Dad. I hope I will be a chief oneday.
Quanah, I am so proud of you. You have accomplished so many things already. I am positive that you will one day be chief.
I will not stand for this. I must continue my fathers work and my tribes traditions.
Quanah (Meaning smell or odor) Parker son of Comanche chief Peter Nocona and the infamous Cynthia Ann Parker was born around the year 1845 on Cedar Lake northeast of Seminole, TX in Gaines County.
Quanah Parker at a young age helped other men around the camp with various jobs, but always wanted to lead. It had been a dream of his to become a Comanche chief ,since, Quanah first learned about what his father did as a leader and chief.
Once Quanah's dad died he began to take on the role as chief, but during this time the U.S. government was trying to move all Indians to Indian Reservations were their peoples traditions and lifestyles were being taken hostage. As a result him and his fellow Indians refused to sign the treaty of Medicine Lodge or to move to a reservation in an act of protest.
This is so terrible....I can't do this.
This isn't to bad. I could make this into a great oppurtunity to learn about other cultures.
Parker's Quahadas began to raid white settlements and would continue for the next 7 years. On October 9, 1871 Quanah led an attack on Colonel Mackenzie causing Colonel to loose many of his horses and men at Blanco Canyon, and the Colonel troops began to go after them, although they seem to have dissappeared into mid air, and the Colonel gave up mid 1872.
Quanah and a medicine man named Isa-tai formed a multitribal alliance with 700 Cheyennes, Arapahoes, Kiowas, and Comanches attacked the 28 hunters and 1 woman housed at Adobe Walls. This attack caused the alliance to fail, due to the Indians belief it was unsuccessful, and it was many were wounded including Quanah and surrendered, although they did fight back.
The Indians surrendered due to hunger, and moved onto a Kiowa-Comanche reservation. Most Indians found this change impossible, but Quanah made the change fine. However, he still fought for Indians , and became quite the cattle rancher. On Feb. 11, 1911 Quanah was visiting a Cheyenne Reservation and became ill, and passed away on Feb.23 that same year.