Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Cynthia Ann Parker and Native Americans of North Texas
In January 1861, a photo of captive Cynthia Ann Parker and her daughter Topsannah was taken in Fort Worth. In 1836 Cynthia Ann, age 9, and others had been taken from their family compound at Fort Parker by Comanche. She then lived her life as a Comanche. Comanche leader Peta Nocona and Cynthia Ann had three children. In 1860 she and her daughter were captured by Texas Rangers and returned to the Parker family who lived in Tarrant County. Topsannah died in 1863. Parker’s life until she died in 1870 was spent in sadness, lonely for her life as a Comanche. Her son, Quannah, became a great leader of the Comanche as a warrior and a statesman and frequently visited Fort Worth.
Erected 2006 by Heritage Trails and City of Fort Worth. (Marker Number 16.)
Location. 32° 45.135′ N, 97° 19.772′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and 8th Street on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 810 Main Street, Fort Worth TX 76102, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. General William Jenkins Worth (within shouting distance of this marker); Flying Machines (within shouting distance of this marker); JFK (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Atelier Building (about 400 feet away); Flatiron Building (about 500 feet away); The Wild Bunch (about 500 feet away); Fort Worth Library (about 500 feet away); Amon G. Carter, Sr. (1879-1955) (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Worth.
Categories. • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian • Women •
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