Drawing - Graphite, Charcoal, Colored Pencil On Bristol Paper
Quanah Parker,( 1845 or 1852 February 23, 1911) who was known as "the Indian with the white man's eyes"was a Comanche/Scots-Irish from the Comanche band Noconis ("wanderers" or "travelers"), and emerged as a dominant figure, particularly after the 'Comanches' final defeat. The US appointed Quanah principal chief of the entire nation once the people had gathered on the reservation and later introduced general elections. Quanah was a Comanche chief, a leader in the Native American Church, and the last leader of the powerful Quahadi band before they surrendered their battle of the Great Plains and went to a reservation in Indian Territory. He was the son of Comanche chief Peta Nocona and Cynthia Ann Parker, a European American, who had been kidnapped at the age of nine and assimilated into the tribe. Quanah Parker also led his people on the reservation, where he became a wealthy rancher and influential in Comanche and European American society.
Quanah was said to have had been born full, except with his mother's blue eyes.
November 4th, 2013
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