Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Becoming chief upon his father’s death, Quanah refused to sign the 1867 Medicine Lodge Treaty that sent many Plains Indians to reservations. Instead, he led raids in Texas and Mexico for another seven years, likely including the last foray into Tarrant County in June 1871. That winter, Quanah’s band eluded Col. Ranald MacKenzie’s Fourth U.S. Cavalry across the Texas panhandle. Comanche losses during the 1874 Panhandle Battle of Adobe Walls, in which Quanah was wounded, followed by a harsh winter, finally brought him and fewer than 100 remaining Qua-Ha-Di to the reservation at Fort Sill, Indian Territory in May 1875.
Quanah served as liaison between his people and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. He proved to be a pragmatic leader, encouraging the Comanches to take up ranching and farming, and to educate
Erected 2007 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14005.)
Location. 32° 47.301′ N, 97° 20.795′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker can be reached from East Exchange. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 E Exchange, Fort Worth TX 76104, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Worth Stockyards Horse and Mule Barns (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Worth Livestock Exchange (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Worth Stock Yards Company (about 300 feet away); Early Quarter Horse Shows (about 400 feet away); The Coliseum (about 500 feet away); The First Bulldogger Thomas B. Saunders Family (about 600 feet away); Fort Worth Stock Yards Entrance (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Worth.
Also see . . . Quanah Parker - Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on January 21, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Notable Persons • Wars, US Indian •
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