Quanah Parker

Quanah Parker

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  • Hello, my name is Quanah Parker. I was the last chief of the Comanche Indians. I am the son of  Peta Nocona and Cynthia Ann Parker. I was born in 1845-1852, on was born on  Elk Creek south of the Wichita Mountains which is known as Oklahoma. My name means "smell" or "odor".
  • Finally, I caught him.
  • I'm hurt!
  • During the 1860s, I had become an accomplished horseman and proved to people I could be a leader. The qualities I had possessed as a horseman were very demanding and consequences had come. Because of our refusal to attend the Medicine Lodge Treaty Council or to move to a reservation by the treaty.  Because of this we had become fugitives on Stalk Plains and continued to hunt buffalo while raiding settlements.
  • On October 9, 1871, my follower's and I had raided the calvary's campsite only to reappear and attack them again. Soon the troopers had lost many horses. During 1872 Colonel Mackenzie had given up searching for me.My followers and I were forced to take action, to maintain out independence.
  • Quanah Parker is no more.
  • The mission we had planned failed and 15 Indians were wounded including me.Then within a year, under pressure from the army and suffering from hunger, we had surrendered and moved to a Kiowa-Comanche reservation.
  • When adjusting our life on the reservation, I had asked the Federal Government to unite various Comanche Bands. They had then named me Chief.I had supported education and agriculture, ranching and served on the tribal court.
  • On February 11, 1911, while we were visiting Cheyenne Reservation.I had suddenly become ill with an undiagnosed ailment.After returning home I died on February 23 and was buried beside his mother in Post Oak Mission Cemetery near Cache, Oklahoma. And was known as the Last chief of the Comanche Indians and the wealthiest man during that time.
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