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Cynthia Ann Parker
(CAPTIVE TRAVELLING WOMAN)
BIRTH
1827
DEATH
1870


A famous figure in American history, Parker was kidnapped in Texas by the Comanches at the age of 9 and completely adopted their ways. She married a renowned warrior chief and had two children with him. When Texas Rangers found her and forced her to return to her white relatives, she repeatedly tried and failed to escape; eventually she began to refuse food and died of starvation.





voir Tracie Egan: Cynthia Ann Parker: Comanche Captive (Primary Sources of Famous People in American History) Rosen Publishing Group; 2003.
Voir Deshields, James T. : Cynthia Ann Parker. The Story of Her Capture at the Massacre of the Inmates of Parker’s Fort; of Her Quarter of a Century Spent among the Comanches, as the Wife of the War Chief, Peta Nocona; and of Her Recapture at the Battle of Pease River, by Captain L.S. Ross, of the Texian Rangers…. ”Truth is Stranger than Fiction.” St. Louis: Printed for the Author, 1886.

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