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Nine-Year-Old Cynthia Ann Parker Kidnapped by Comanches (1836) Options
Daemon
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Nine-Year-Old Cynthia Ann Parker Kidnapped by Comanches (1836)

Parker was a young girl when Comanches raided Fort Parker—located in what is now Texas—and massacred its inhabitants, capturing her in the process. Raised by her captors, she was adopted into the tribe and went on to bear the last great Comanche chief, Quanah Parker. At first, Quanah led raids on frontier settlements, but after his defeat and surrender, he learned to live alongside his white neighbors and eventually became the richest Native American in the US. What became of his mother? More...
gradyone
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A history of the Comanche people's decimation by white ranchers and the US Army,
as well as biographies of Cynthia Ann Parker, her uncle Isaac Parker (The Searcher),
and her husband and children, are finely detailed in S.C. Gwynne's book,

Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches,
the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
, 2011.


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