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Cynthia Ann Parker was born in the Charleston area in the 1820s. She traveled with her family to east Texas in the 1830s and was taken captive during a Comanche raid. She assimilated into the tribe, married one of its members and gave birth to three children, including Quanah Parker, the last Comanche chief. In 1860, she was “rescued” and returned to her white family. This exhibit examines Cynthia Ann’s extraordinary life and her struggle to t into two very different worlds. Curator: Janice Derr
Parkers, Booth Library, Exhibits