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

Comanche in Texas

Conflict with Indians began long before Texas had become an independent state and continued for 30 years after Texas joined the United States. There were several Indian tribes in the area but by far the largest, most successful and most notorious was the Comanche nation, known as the Lords of the Plains. Of all the… Read More