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.  

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