|1827||Cynthia Ann Parker is born in Coles ILL to Silas and Lucy Parker|
|1834||Oklahoma set aside as Indian Territory|
|1836||May 19th Cynthia Ann, her brother John and three others are taken by Comanches at Parker’s Fort.|
|1840||Col. Len Williams, and 3 other traders, visit Comanche chief Pa-ha-u-ka, and tried to ransom Cynthia Ann but was refused. He talked to her but she refused to answer.|
Quanah Parker born between 1845-1852Western Panhandle region became U.S. territory with the annexation of Texas
|1849||Captain R A Marcy explores the Red River and into New Mexico – he employs Cynthia Ann’s brother John who tells him he searched for and asked Cynthia Ann to return to her relatives – she refused.|
|1854||Two reservations are established for Indians in West-Central Texas: one for Comanches on the Clear Fork of the Brazos in Throckmorton County, the other for more sedentary Indian groups, such as Tawakonis, Waco’s and Tonkawa’s, near Fort Belknap in Young County|
|1855||Victor M. Rose visited a Comanche camp in which Cynthia Ann lived. He asked her if she would like to return to her people and she replied in the negative." Pointing to her husband, and her babies, she was quoted by Rose as saying: "I am happily wedded. I love my husband, who is good and kind, and my little ones, too, are his, and I cannot forsake them."|
|1858||Toh-Tsee-ah (Prairie Flower) Parker born|
|1860||Naudah and Toh-Tsee-ah are taken by Texas Rangers at Pease River|
April - Texas Legislature grants a pension and land allotment to Cynthia Ann.
A photo of her in a red and blue cape is taken in Austin.
Isaac and Benjamin Parker are appointed guardians.
|1862||Quanah’s brother Pecos is believed to have died from smallpox.|
Comanches battled Kit Carson and the US Soldiers at the first battle of Adobe Walls. The Indians won.Quanah’s sister Toh-Tsee-ah is believed to have died this year
|1867||Medicine Lodge Treaty|
Cynthia Ann Parker listed on the Anderson County census at 45 years of age living in the home of her sister Orlena and J R O’Quinn.Cynthia Ann Parker dies and is buried first in Fosterville Cemetery, Anderson Co TX
|1874||Chief Quanah Parker led warriors in the 2nd Battle of Adobe Walls.|
|1875||Quanah leads the Quahadi band into FT Sill|
|1878||Charles Goodnight negotiated a treaty with Quanah to graze cattle|
|1878||Congress authorizes Indian Police and Courts for Indian Offenses|
|1879||Carlisle Indian Industrial School founded.|
|1881||Quanah negotiated with several cattlemen for grazing on Reservation lands|
|1884||Star House is constructed|
|1885||Death of Yellow Bear and Quanah becomes Chief|
|1887||The Dawes Act was passed Commission began to conduct a census and allot Indian Reservation lands|
|1889||Land in Indian Territory was opened to white settlement by land runs, lotteries, and auctions. The territory was split in half, and the western half became Oklahoma Territory.|
|1889||Quanah is a Judge in the Court of Indian Offenses|
|1890||May 2 Region was divided into Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory|
Quanah with an Indian delegation visit the Jerome Commission in Washington DC regarding the Indian lands.September 16 The largest and most spectacular run in northern Oklahoma, the Cherokee Strip, was held.
|1896||Quanah and his son Harold are visiting the Jerome Commission in Washington DC regarding the Indian lands.|
Quanah and other chiefs visit Carlisle Indian School, PA, returning to Oklahoma from Washington DC.
Quanah takes several hundred Comanches to a Cowboy Reunion in Seymour TX – all are commended on their behavior by Captain Baldwin.
Quanah has three of his children attending Carlisle Indian School join him in Washington DC while negotiating with the Commission.
Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition and Indian Congress at Omaha NE
|1899||Quanah’s son Harold joins him in Washington DC. Quanah visits Carlisle enroute back to Oklahoma accompanied by his daughter Laura.|
|1900||Fort Worth Fair - Fort Worth, TX|
|1901||Quanah made a Comanche band return to the reservation and to return a white captive|
|1902||Grazing on Reservations was ended by the Government. Loss of income to the Comanches.|
Visited Carlisle Indian Boarding School, PA
Quanah’s son Baldwin attends Chilococo Indian School OK
|1904||St Louis Fair|
Quanah Parker and others ride in President Theodore Roosevelt’s Inauguration Parade in Washington DC
Quanah preached a sermon in a Cache Church where is daughter-in-law Laura Parker taught Sunday school.President Roosevelt went on a wolf hunt with Quanah and cattlemen.
|1906||Quanah Parker is a member of the Indian Council to the State Constitutional Convention|
June 16 Quanah visited by British Ambassador James BriceNovember 16 Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory were combined to make a new state, Oklahoma
Oklahoma became the 46th state to join the Union.
Advertisement to locate Cynthia Ann’s grave
J R O’Quinn letter to Quanah about grave location
Movie – “A Bank Robbery”
|1909||Quanah’s Letter to Governor Campbell, Texas|
Dallas’ Texas State Fair – Quanah is a major speaker
October- Speech at Oklahoma City
Return of Cynthia Ann's remains and burial on December 4 at Post Oak Mission Cemetery, Indiahoma OK
|1911||February 23rd. Quanah dies in his home. Obituaries and stories were published all over the United States.|
|1915||Quanah's grave was desecrated, 3 rings, gold/white watch chain and diamond brooch were taken|
|1920||Monument for Quanah, appropriated by Congress, unveiled and erected at Post Oak Mission Cemetery|
|1957||Quanah, his mother and sister were reburied at Chief’s Knoll, Ft Sill Cemetery in a elaborate ceremony|
Named after Quanah:
City of Quanah TX
Quanah Mountain OK
Quanah Lake OK
Quanah Trailway OK
Many schools in OK and Texas
Hotel Convention Rooms in FT Worth TX
Annual parades in FT Worth and other cities
School Lesson Plans in OK and Texas are on Cynthia Ann Parker and on Quanah Parker; Texas state school tests have questions on Quanah
Museums have special Quanah Parker displays
Books, magazine articles and manuscripts published about his life
Historical Markers in OK and in Texas
Artist paintings and sculptures
Hundreds of people try and trace their family to Quanah
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