Texas Lakes Trail Region

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

Ir: Special Exhibition Talk: Quanah Parker

April 9, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Lance Tahmahkera
Lance Tahmahkera

The presentation will cover many of the dimensions of the dramatic Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker story as documented in the photographic exhibition, Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker: A Woman OF Two Worlds and a Man IN Two Worlds.

 The Comanches became known as the “Lords of the Plains” through their effective use of the horse as a weapon of war. Cynthia Ann was taken captive as a child and eventually became a tribe member and mother of three. Her tragic story became one of the most famous stories of the Texas frontier. Her son, Quanah was the last Comanche chief to fight the U.S. Army.


  • Irving Arts Center
  • 3333 North MacArthur Blvd
  • Ir, Texas
  • 75062