This Day in the Yesteryear: NINE-YEAR-OLD CYNTHIA ANN PARKER KIDNAPPED BY COMANCHES (1836)

Nine-Year-Old Cynthia Ann Parker Kidnapped by Comanches (1836)

Parker was a young girl when Comanches raided Fort Parker—located in what is now Texas—and massacred its inhabitants, capturing her in the process. Raised by her captors, she was adopted into the tribe and went on to bear the last great Comanche chief, Quanah Parker. At first, Quanah led raids on frontier settlements, but after his defeat and surrender, he learned to live alongside his white neighbors and eventually became the richest Native American in the US. What became of his mother? More… Discuss

Published on Nov 6, 2012

 

The extraordinary life of pioneer Cynthia Ann Parker and her son Quanah, the last chief of the Quahadi Comanche, are shown in a unique exhibit at the Fort Worth Central Library, near Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth. It is one of the largest ever assembled exhibits depicting the lives of these important historical figures, with 60 images and over 100 historical items, plus a speaker series. Free to the public in the Library’s gallery, from September 20 through December 15, 2012. 

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