Quanah Parker
Comanche
Quanah Parker
1847-1911
Son of Comanche Chief, Peta Nocona, and a white woman named Cynthia Ann Parker.
Quanah Parker was the
Last Free Comanche Chief and was First Chief of all Comanche
Tribes
Born circa 1847, died Feb.22, 1911.  This blue-eyed warrior was known as the
fiercestdefender of his people.  In the heat of battle, Quanah would ferociously fight the
invadingwhite settlers, showing no mercy.  Later, after he and his people had surrendered to
reservation life, he used this same fierce zeal in adopting the "white man's" ways.  Every-
thing he did was always for the sake of defending and protecting his people.

Quanah and his people fought many battles and remained free until 1875. 
On June 2, he
surrendered and began a new life as a peaceful reservation Indian.  Quanah spent half his
life living in the white man's world.  Before he died in 1911, he had amassed considerable
wealth for a reservation Indian.

Whether he was fighting bloody battles on the Texas range or fighting the Bureau of Indian
Affairs to keep his people fed and warm, Quanah never forgot his heritage.  When he died,
he was buried next to his white mother in the full regalia of a Comanche Chief.
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