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    Cabinet Size Photo Mounted on Gray Card Stock - Quanah Parker and Wives
    Circa 1892
    Length 8 in. Width 5 3/4 in.

    The famous Comanche Chief Quanah Parker is posed with his wives To-pay and Cho-ny. Quanah Parker was the son of Peta Nocona, a prominent Comanche war chief, and Cynthia Ann Parker, a noted white captive who had been living with the Comanche since her capture at the age of nine on May 19, 1836. Their Comanche camp was attacked by Texas Rangers in 1861 and Cynthia Ann and her young daughter fled on horseback. She was captured by the Rangers and reunited with her white relations. However, she was never reconciled to the loss of her Comanche family and died unhappily in 1870.
    Quanah Parker participated in significant historic events such as the Battle of Adobe Walls in June, 1874, but he is best known for the leadership of his people following their settlement on the Comanche-Kiowa Reservation in Oklahoma in 1875. He died on February 25, 1911. Photograph by Irwin, Chickasha, Indian Territory. Reverse side is blank. Good condition, dark tones, tack holes on corners

    Reference
    Hagan, William T.,Quanah Parker, Comanche Chief. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1973.





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    September, 2006
    29th Friday
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