Quanah Parker

Quanah Parker

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  • ONWARD!!!
  • In 1845 Quanah Parker was born. His parents where Cynthia Ann Parker and Peta Nocona. Quanah himself said he was born Elk Creek south of the Wichita Mountains, but we don't know for sure there have been some claims stating the birthplace of Quanha on Cedar Lake. 
  • As Quanha grew up he was always known to be a leader. In fact he was the last chief of the Quahada Comanche Indians. Growing up he had an unexceptional childhood. His mother was held captive of a Comanche raid on Parker's Fort. She soon had to adapt to Indian way of life, and
  • Growing up he went through pretty hard times considering his family. His father was killed in a battle. The raid that took his Mother Cynthia Ann Parker also took his sister Topasannha. when he became an orphan he had to seek refuge with the Quanah Comanche Indians of the Llano Estacado. 
  • As he continued to grow up and tensions between Indian tribes and white settlers became tense Quanah became a major role in comanche resistance to white settlement. He was there for his tribe when they decided to move into reservations. It was hard for not just Quanah's tribe but all indian tribes to get used to reservation life.
  • He was best known for a man of two worlds. He Played an important role for his tribe but also as a nomadic hunter for Llano Estacado. Llano Estacado was the leader of the Attack of Adobe Walls in 1874. He was a cattle rancher, entrepreneur, and friend of former American Presidents. 
  • Quanah was involved with an extraordinary amounts of battles and historic events before he died. He defeated Mackenzie's raids, many different treaties, and keeping his people safe. Sadly he died in 1911 He left a huge imprint on his tribe, family, and friends. He was named Deputy sheriff of Lawton, Oklahoma. He was buried beside his mother, and will never be forgotten.  
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