By Debbie Anderson July 12, 2022 August 19th, 2022 No Comments


Quanah Parker: One Man, Two Worlds

Southlake Town Hall, Southlake Town Square, 1400 Main St., 817-748-8400, southlakehistory.org

Southlake Historical Society’s annual summer exhibit features more than 40 seldom-seen photos related to the story of Texas pioneer Cynthia Ann Parker and Quanah Parker, a son from her marriage to Comanche chief Peta Nocona. Captured in 1836 during a Comanche raid on Fort Parker, the then 9-year-old was renamed Naudah. She went on to live with the tribe for 24 years before being forced by the Texas Rangers to leave her two sons behind when she was unhappily reunited with the Parker family. Her infant daughter, Prairie Flower, remained with her, but Cynthia Ann never knew that her son Quanah became known as the last great Comanche chief. A reception features an appearance by Quanah’s great-great-grandson Lance Tahmahkera, who shares insights on Comanche culture and history as well as family stories, anecdotes and artifacts. Reception, 4-6 p.m., July 24; exhibit, through Aug. 20