Comanche Chief Quanah Parker by William R. Sanford

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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That summer Quanah was ill with high fevers. In the fall he was too weak to hunt or raid. He decided to visit the peace council at Medicine Lodge Creek in Kansas. The United States Congress had set up a commission to make peace with the Plains tribes. Quanah met Philip McCusker there. McCusker told him of the death of Quanah’s mother. For the first time, Quanah learned his mother’s surname. From then on, he called himself Quanah Parker. The leaders of many Comanche bands signed the Medicine Lodge Treaty.

Chapter 9 1. Benjamin Capps, The Great Chiefs (New York: Time Life Books, 1975), p. 119. 2. Ibid, p. 124. Glossary band—A subdivision of a tribe, sometimes only a few dozen in number. chief—A leader of a band or tribe. Often a chief was limited to a specific role, such as leadership in war or as a peace chief. Comanchería—The homeland of the Comanche; it included parts of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas, and Colorado. council—A meeting of the adult males in a tribe. All had the right to express their opinions.

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