Quanah Parker, Comanche Chief

Author: William T. Hagan

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 080617711X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 1889

The son of white captive Cynthia Ann Parker, Quanah Parker rose from able warrior to tribal leader on the Comanche reservation. Between 1875 and his death in 1911, Quanah dealt with local Indian agents and with presidents and other high officials in Washington, facing the classic dilemma of a leader caught between the dictates of an occupying power and the wrenching physical and spiritual needs of his people. He maintained a remarkable blend of progressive and traditional beliefs, and contrary to government policy, he practiced polygamy and the peyote religion. In this crisp and readable biography, William T Hagan presents a well-balanced portrait of Quanah Parker, the chief, and Quanah, the man torn between two worlds.

Empire of the Summer Moon

Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

Author: S. C. Gwynne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416591060

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 371

View: 2454

Describes the actions of both whites and Comanches during a 40-year war over territory, in a story that begins with the kidnapping of a white girl, who grew up to marry a Comanche chief and have a son, Quanah, who became a great warrior.

The Last Comanche Chief

The Life and Times of Quanah Parker

Author: Bill Neeley

Publisher: Castle Books

ISBN: 9780785822592

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 8771

Born in 1850, Quanah Parker belonged to the last generation of Comanches to follow the traditional nomadic life of their ancestors. After the Civil War, the trickle of white settlers encroaching on tribal land in northern Texas suddenly turned inot a tidal wave. Within a few short years, the great buffalo herds, a source of food and clothing for the Indians from time immemorial, had been hunted to the verge of extinction in an orgy of greed and destruction. The Indians' cherished way of life was being stolen from them. Quanah Parker was the fiercest and bravest of the Comanches who fought desperately to preserve their culture. He led his warriors on daring and bloody raids against the white settlers and hunters. He resisted to the last, heading a band of Comanches, the Quahadas, after the majority of the tribe had acquiesced to resettlement on a reservation. But even the Comanches—legendary horsemen of the Plains who had held off Spanish and Mexican expansion for two centuries—could not turn back the massive influex of people and eaponry from the East. Faced with the bitter choice between extermination or compromise, Quanah stepped off the warpath and sat down at the bargaining table. With remarkable skill, the Comanche warrior adapted to the new challenges he faced, learning English and the art of diplomacy. Working to bridge two very different worlds, he fought endlessly to gain a better deal for his people. As the tribe's elder statesman, Quanah lobbied Congress in Washington, D.C., entertained President Teddy Roosevelt and other dignitaries at his home, invested in the railroad, and enjoyed the honor of having a Texas town named after him. The Last Comanche Chief is a moving portayal of this famed leader. His story is an inspiring and compelling chapter in the history of Native Americans and of the American West.

Quanah Parker

Comanche Chief

Author: Claire Wilson

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub


Category: History

Page: 111

View: 7185

Examines the life and career of the Comanche chieftain.

Comanche Chief Quanah Parker

Author: William R. Sanford

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 076604095X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 660

"Read about how this great chief of the Comanche led his people into a war for survival"--Provided by publisher.

Plains Warrior

Chief Quanah Parker and the Comanches

Author: Albert Marrin

Publisher: Atheneum

ISBN: 9780689800818

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 326

Traces the life of the American Indian chief who led the Comanches in the battle and remained their leader on the reservation where he guided the people in accepting their new life.

Quanah Parker

Comanche Chief

Author: Updyke, Rosemary K.

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 9781455610785


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Quanah Parker

Author: Len Hilts

Publisher: Odyssey Classics

ISBN: 9780152644475

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 4363

For hundreds of years, only the Comanches knew of the secrets of the great plains of western Texas, but in 1836 white settlers and buffalo hunters began to encroach on their land. Quanah Parker, the son of a Comanche chief and a white woman, valiantly led the Comanches in an attempt to save their homeland.

Ride the Wind

Author: Lucia St. Clair Robson

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307801284

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 2601

In 1836, when she was nine years old, Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanche Indians. This is the story of how she grew up with them, mastered their ways, married one of their leaders, and became, in every way, a Comanche woman. It is also the story of a proud and innocent people whose lives pulsed with the very heartbeat of the land. It is the story of a way of life that is gone forever.... From the Paperback edition.

Frontier Blood

The Saga of the Parker Family

Author: Jo Ella Powell Exley

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603441094

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 331

View: 8339

2001 Summerfield G. Roberts Award, presented by the Sons of the Republic of Texas Drawing on a wealth of contemporary accounts, including several first-person stories, Jo Ella Powell Exley follows Cynthia Ann-Parker-a descendant of Elder John Parker-last of the great Comanche war chiefs- through her life in the Indian camp and eventually her recapture by her birth family. She also tells the dramatic story of Quanah Parker through childhood, battle, surrender, and reservation life. This narrative sets straight a story that has sometimes been distorted, offering new insight of Cynthia Ann Parker's last years, providing a complex picture of the "white" years of a woman who had matured among the Comanches since the age of nine. Among the documents from which Exley draws are a short autobiography of Daniel Parker, Rachel Parker Plummer's two narratives of her Indian captivity, James Parker's account of his search for Rachel and the other captives and several autobiographical accounts Quanah dictated to his friends. First published in 2001, Frontier Blood received the Summerfield G. Roberts award and the Rupert Richardson award. JO ELLA POWELL EXLEY is a fifth-generation descendant of Texas pioneers. She is a longtime schoolteacher in the Houston area and editor of Texas Tears and Texas Sunshine: Voices of Frontier Women, also published by Texas A&M University Press. What Readers Are Saying: " . . . . only now do we have the whole fascinating story of the Parker Clan, from their westward migration on to Texas and Cynthia's Commanche captivity, to Quanah's role as the last great war chief (and eventual peacemaker) of that tribe. Along the way in this well-told narrative, we meet Sul Ross, Ranald Mackenzie, even Custer, as well as the brave buffalo hunters of Adobe Walls. " --True West "Vivid, unsparing accounts, much insight into the pioneer experience and the details of early interracial relations will make this book popular among devotees of the history of the American West." --Publisher's Weekly "This narrative provides a stunning portrayal of frontier life in Texas, the dangers of Indian-white conflict, the Comanche tradition of kidnapping young children, and the shortsighted Indian policies of the Texas Republic and the United States government. This book will interest religious historians because of the Baptist influence among the Parkers, frontier scholars because of the chronological period and geographic setting, and those who favor smooth biographies of pioneering Texans." --Journal of the West "Entertaining as well as informative, Frontier Blood brings a fresh perspective to a familiar Texas story." --Texas Parks & Wildlife " . . . . only now do we have the whole fascinating story of the Parker clan, from their westward migration to Texas and Cynthia's Comanche captivity, to Quanah's role as the last great war chief." --True West

Quanah Parker

Author: Bill Dugan

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062130242

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6844

After winning the Mexican War, white Texans turned their attention to expanding control over the vast lands of west Texas. To dominate this huge and forbidding land, they had to subdue everything, man and beast, that called it home--most notably the Comanche people. With their independence threatended, the Comanche saw their way of life vanishing. But they would claim many lives. Only one chief had both the courage and the wisodm to know that war, no matter how valiantly fought, would end in defeat and humiliation. Quanah Parker, the son of a Comanche chief and a white female captive, rose to lead his people--not into abject slavery, but into proud coexistence with an unfolding history that was unstoppable. Impeccably researched, rich with real-life characters and period detail, this powerful historical novel vividly recounts the decline and fall of the Comanche people and their extraordinary leader, Quanah Parker, from the battlefield to the reservation.

Quanah Parker

Comanche Chief

Author: Rosemary Kissinger

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 9781565545571

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 140

View: 1661

In 1845, a son was born to a white mother and a Comanche Indian father. This child, named Quanah for the flower-filled valley of his birth, became one of the greatest Comanche chiefs ever to have lived. On the reservation, Quanah was named chief of all Comanches, and he worked for a peaceful coexistence between the races.

Quanah Parker, great chief of the Comanches

Author: Catherine Troxell Gonzalez,Mark Mitchell

Publisher: Eakin Pr

ISBN: 9780890156001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 44

View: 5443

Relates, in simple text and illustrations, the life of the last Comanche chief who, among other achievements, helped his people make the change from traditional ways to the new white culture.

Comanche Sundown

A Novel

Author: Jan Reid

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 0875654274

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5021

Comanche Sundown is the story of the great war chief Quanah Parker, a freed slave and cowboy named Bose Ikard, and the women they love. In 1869 Quanah and Bose do their best to kill each other in a brutal fight on horseback in West Texas. But over several years, through the flash and chaos of war and killing they discover that they are friends, not enemies. They change from violent unformed youths into men of courage and decency. The son of the ferocious warrior Nocona and the tragic captive Texan Cynthia Ann Parker, Quanah suffers the wound of being slurred and rejected by many Comanches as someone of impure blood and certain bad luck. When told he cannot marry his youthful love Weckeah, he rides off and joins another band of his people in the canyonlands and plains of the Texas Panhandle. Later, when Quanah has just emerged as a war chief in a daring rout of army cavalry, in defiance of elders and tradition he elopes with Weckeah and leads a following of the wildest Comanche bunch of all. The enslaved son of a white physician, Bose is freed by the Civil War and rides on trail drives of longhorns into New Mexico Territory that are led by the pioneering Charles Goodnight. Bose winds up captured, utilized, and eventually valued by Quanah and his people. That period in young Bose’s life brings him into intoxicating friendship with Quanah’s other wife, To-ha-yea, a Mescalero Apache and born heart-breaker. Comanche Sundown lays out a sprawling and plausible recast of Southwestern history that brings Pat Garrett, Billy the Kid, Bat Masterson, Colonel Ranald “Bad Hand” Mackenzie, and General William T. Sherman into one fray. In the tradition of Thomas Berger’s Little Big Man, William Styron’s The Confessions of Nat Turner, Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove, and Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses, Jan Reid’s novel offers a rich blend of historical detail, exquisite eye for the terrain and the animals, and insight into the culture, customs, poetry, and dignity of Native Americans caught up in a desperate fight to survive.

Comanche moon

a picture narrative about Cynthia Ann Parker, her twenty-five year captivity among the Comanche Indians and her son, Quanah Parker, the last chief of the Comanches

Author: Jack Jackson

Publisher: Reed Pr


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 128

View: 8056

In comic book format presents the story of a white child raised by Indians in captivity and of her son, who became the last chief of the Comanche Indians.

Comanche Moon

A Novel

Author: Larry McMurtry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684857553

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

View: 8806

Set against the bitter frontier strife between Texans and the Comanche, Texas Rangers Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call battle Buffalo Hump, the enigmatic war chief, and Gus' long-time nemesis, Blue Duck.

The Searchers

The Making of an American Legend

Author: Glenn Frankel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620400650

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 7829

'[A] vivid, revelatory account of John Ford's 1956 masterpiece.' - The New York Times Book Review