I have to correct one bit of info about Cynthia Ann Parker. Quannah Parker was her son.
At the age of 9, Cynthia was captured by the Comanches during a raid on Ft. Parker on 19
May 1836. She lived with the Comanches until 1860 and was totally acclimated into
Comanche life to the point where she never re-adjusted into white society. While living
with the Comanches, she married Peta Nocona and had Quannah and two other children with
him who did not survive to adulthood. Her daughter Topsannah was "re-captured"
with her. Topsannah died of the flu/pneumonia on 15 December 1863. Quannah and her other
son Pecos, remained with the Comanches. Pecos died from small pox approximately two years
after his mother was retaken by the whites. Cynthia Ann Parker died in 1870. Quannah had
his mother's remains moved to Oaklahoma in 1910. Quannah himself died on the 23 Feb
1911. Quannah, Cynthia Ann and Topsannah are buried in the military cemetery at Ft.
Still, Oklahoma. There are!
at least two cemeteries at Ft. Still; one is where Geronimo and many other Apaches are
buried. The other is probably where Quannah Parker's remains are. Unfortunately,
this past summer, when my husband and I were visiting Ft. Still, I didn't know to look
for Quannah Parker there so we didn't visit his grave.
I'm working on a compliation of Indian captives stories. The source of this info is
the book CYNTHIA ANN PARKER: THE LIFE AND THE LEGEND by Margaret Schmidt Hacker
I have a scanned photo of Cynthia and Topsannah that I can send to anyone who wants it.
It probably won't print out well but it's the only one I have. E-mail me directly
at tonolle(a)nts-online.net if you want it.