Native American lifestyle

The hunter-gatherer lifestyle of Native Americans persisted right into the nineteenth century and ran parallel to the industrial age. The different tribes had frequently been at war with one another, and atrocities were committed between them as well as upon white settlers, and yet the idyll of their lives persists in literature, films, songs and… Read More

The story of Cynthia Ann Parker

Cynthia was a little girl living with her extended family in a settlement fortified against Comanche raids, later called Fort Parker. On May 19th 1836 when she was 10 or thereabouts, the settlement was attacked by Comanche, Kiowa and Kichai Indians, taking the settlers completely unawares. Her grandfather, John Parker, had negotiated treaties with Indians… Read More