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. 


August 23, 2018 - September 30, 2018 : Rockwall County Historical Foundation, Rockwall, TX 

August 29, 2018 - October 6, 2018 : Spellman Museum, Forney TX 

December 6, 2018 - January 20, 2019 : Falls on the Colorado Museum, Marble Falls, TX 










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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.

My great grandmother on my mother's side was Marina Parker who married a Joyce. Quannah Jr. used to come to Ft. Worth and visit the family when she was alive. My grandfather Joe Phil Joyce ( her son )used to spend his summers on the reservation at Ft. Sill and I have a geneological chart that lists a lot of the families but not all of the chart is complete. I will look at it and see if I can verify this. I seem to recall a name of Veal on the chart. I will let you know what I find.

I don't have that type of information, it would be interesting to find out.  

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

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