Quanah Parker Historical

Quanah Parker Historical (HM1TQ3)

Location: Quanah, TX 79252 Hardeman County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 17.852', W 99° 44.399'

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Last Chief of the Comanches

—Son of Chief Peta Nokoni and Cynthia Ann Parker - Naduah —

Quanah Parker, man of vision, fought against all odds to save the Comanche way of life. Then, he fought to survive and prosper in a white man's world. His mother, a white woman captured by Indians at age nine, was raised a Comanche. When Quanah was a young boy, Cynthia Ann was recaptured against her will by Texas Rangers on the Pease River in 1860. He never saw her again. As a warrior, Quanah showed great bravery leading Indian forces especially in the Battle of Adobe Walls, he was never routed and never captured. Facing the encroaching civilization of the white man, he chose to lay down his shield and arms in the spring of 1875 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. As he approached the fort, he dismounted and turned his horse loose saying "There goes the spirit of the Comanche." However Quanah was never defeated. Acknowledged as a leader by the Comanches and whites alike, he became a Tribal Judge, cattleman, spokesman to Washington and friend of President Theodore Roosevelt. The town of Quanah was named for him. In 1890, on a visit to Quanah, he pronounced his blessing on the town he called "My Town" his epitaph reads: "Resting here until day breaks and shadows fall and darkness disappears is Quanah Parker, last chief of the Comanches."
(Circa 1845 - 1911)


Secondary plaque

Dedicated to the memory of the last great Comanche chief, Quanah Parker. He pronounced this blessing on "his" town Quanah, Texas. "May the great spirit smile on your little town, may the rain fall in season, and in the warmth of sunshine after the rain, may the earth yield bountifully. May peace and
contentment be with you and your children forever."
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HM NumberHM1TQ3
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Year Placed1991
Placed ByQuanah Chamber of Commerce Monument Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 431902 N 3795394
Decimal Degrees34.29753333, -99.73998333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 17.852', W 99° 44.399'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 17' 51.12" N, 99° 44' 23.94" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)940
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 317 S Main St, Quanah TX 79252, US
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