By William R. Sanford
Quannah Parker was once the final nice leader of the Comanche. during this biography, the writer tells the genuine tale of this fearless chief, who led assaults on buffalo hunters, together with the well-known conflict at Adobe partitions. for a few years, leader Quanah Parker eluded the U.S. military and preserved the Comanche lifestyle. Later, he led his humans in the course of their years at the reservation, and helped them comply with their new lifestyle.
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Mackenzie. He warrior man, good soldier, but uses two thousand men, many wagons, horses, mules. Me, I had only 450 warriors, no supply train, ammunition and guns like him. I used this knife.... 3 The army did not treat Quanah harshly. He had killed and he had burned. He had done this to defend Comanche land. He had never sat down with white men. He had broken no treaties. The army respected his bravery and his wisdom. , 1992 The army allowed the Comanche to shoot their beef ration from horseback.
3 When Quanah got back to Fort Sill, he drew his meat ration of six live cows. He had learned about brands from his uncle. He branded them with a Q. These few cows were the start of what over the years became a large herd. On the reservation Quanah continued to lead his people. He sat as chief judge on the Court of Indian Offenses. There he mixed white man’s law and Comanche law in reaching his verdicts. In one case, he decided in favor of the man with the greatest war honors. Some have criticized Quanah’s actions.
On the red roof the builders painted 22 large stars. That was more than any army general had. Over the years, Quanah had eight wives. He once had five at the same time. He fathered twenty-five children. Four of his wives lived with him in the Star House. An official told Quanah to choose one wife. He should tell the others to go away. ”2 The matter ended there. In the late 1880s, Quanah and father-in-law, Yellow Bear, visited Fort Worth, Texas. After a tiring evening, they returned to their hotel.
Comanche Chief Quanah Parker by William R. Sanford