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Comanche Chief Quanah Parker’s Century-Old House Falling Apart

Comanche Chief Quanah Parker’s Century-Old House Falling Apart

October 24, 2014 10:48 PM
Most remarkable physical reminder of legendary American Indian is slowly falling into ruin on a lot behind a trading post in Cache, Oklahoma More

Video Comanche Chief Quanah Parker’s Century-Old House Falling Apart

One of the most fascinating people in U.S. history was Quanah Parker, the last chief of the American Indian tribe, the Comanche. He was the son of a Comanche warrior and a white woman who had been captured by the Indians. Parker was a fierce warrior until 1875 when he led his people to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and took on a new, peaceful life. As VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Cache, Oklahoma, Quanah’s image remains strong among his people, but part of his heritage is in danger of disappearing.

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