Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Quanah & Cynthia Ann Parker: A Pictorial Exhibit of Their Story, Traveling Exhibit

Quanah Parker

Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker are two important names in U.S. frontier history. Much can to be learned from the dramatic story of these two courageous individuals. In 1836, a Comanche raiding party took Cynthia Ann from her family and over the following years, she became wife to a Comanche chief and mother to children, including Quanah.  After Cynthia Ann was taken back by Texas Rangers, Quanah became one of the most important Comanche leaders both in war and peace. The Lakes Trail Program recognizes the importance of their life stories and is initiating this effort to tell both youths and adults about these two persons and about the many significant places in Texas and Oklahoma important to knowing about their lives.

This traveling exhibit of over forty rarely seen photos is making its way around Texas.  Below is a list of current sites, the Texas Lakes Trail cannot guarantee that the exhibit will be on display during the dates posted.  Please call ahead to each individual site before visiting to make sure that it is available for viewing. 


Museum of the Americas:Weatherford. March 15, 2014 - July 31, 2014

The Center for Greater Southwestern Studies, UTA: Arlington.  April 18, 2014 - May 30, 2014

Paducah Visitors Center:807 West 7th, Paducah 79248:  March 12, 2014 - April 29, 2014





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My Grandfather was Gordon Veal. My Great Grandmother was Named Dasiy. She told us that we were Grandchildren of Quanah Parker. I was wondering if you have proof of this.

Could someone contact me regarding the possibility of the Haltom City Public Library hosting this exhibit in 2014?

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