By William R. Sanford
Quannah Parker was once the final nice leader of the Comanche. during this biography, the writer tells the true tale of this fearless chief, who led assaults on buffalo hunters, together with the well-known conflict at Adobe partitions. for a few years, leader Quanah Parker eluded the U.S. military and preserved the Comanche lifestyle. Later, he led his humans in the course of their years at the reservation, and helped them comply with their new lifestyle.
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With six shooter poised in air, he seemed the incarnation of savage... joy. His face was smeared with war paint.... A large, cruel mouth added to his ferocious appearance. A full length headdress... of eagle’s feathers [spread] out as he rode.... Large brass hoops were in his ears. He was naked to the waist.... A necklace of bear’s claws hung about his neck. His scalp lock was carefully braided and tied with bright red flannel.... 1 Quanah broke off the attack when a relief party arrived. The soldiers then chased the fleeing Comanche.
One waved a soiled white flag. John Parker, leader of the settlers, sent his son Benjamin to talk with them. The band asked for beef to eat. When Benjamin refused, they killed him with lances. The horsemen dashed into the fort. They killed the adults, but Lucy Parker and her four small children slipped away. They headed for the river. Warriors briefly captured all five, but a man from the fort attacked the warriors. He forced the warriors to drop Lucy and two of the children. The warriors rode off with Cynthia Ann Parker, aged nine, and John Parker, aged six.
Chapter 6 1. Wilbur Sturtevant Nye, Plains Indians Raiders (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1968), p. 170. 2. : Gulliver Books, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987), p. 114. Chapter 7 1. R. Fehrenbach, Comanches: The Destruction of a People (London, England: Book Club Associates, 1975), p. 542. 2. : Gulliver Books, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987), p. 119. 3. Claire Wilson, Quanah Parker: Comanche Chief (New York: Chelsea House, 1992), p. 80. Chapter 8 1. : Gulliver Books, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987), p.
Comanche Chief Quanah Parker by William R. Sanford