QUANAH, TX, JUNE 10-11, 2022: The city of Quanah and MyComancheria Institute invite you to Quanah Friday June 10 and Saturday June 11 for the Quanah Medicine Mounds Gathering. The Medicine Mounds are four dolomite mounds southeast of Quanah which are culturally significant to many Comanche, and to the descendants of Quanah Parker. The event includes a bus tour with cedar ceremony at the Medicine Mounds on Friday morning, a history and culture conference with 5 speakers on Friday afternoon, and two benefit events for our project, Save Star House. Don't miss Doug Stone in concert, with Brison Bursey to open! While you're here, enjoy the Quanah Parker Society Powwow at the Quanah Municipal Airport, co-hosted with the Oklahoma City Powwow Club. The Gourd Dance begins at 2 PM on Saturday. Get your tickets and merchandise now.
ONLINE, SEPT. 11, 2021: My Comancheria Institute shared two new articles about Quanah Parker by biographer Bill Neeley, "Quanah's Greatest Challenge" and "Passes to Freedom." They join fourteen earlier articles in the History section online at quanahparkerday.com/history.
ONLINE, SEPT. 12, 2020: My Comancheria Institute shared audio interviews with five of Quanah Parker's great-grandchildren (Ardith Parker Leming, Don Parker, Sandra Chesnut, Ron Parker, and Dr. Jacquetta McClung), and one Texas Parker (Scott Nicholson). Hear them online at quanahparkerday.com.
QUITAQUE, TEXAS, SEPT. 14, 2019, 2 PM: Official Quitaque Welcome Reception for members of the Comanche Nation. Phil Barefield, Mayor of Quitaque, welcomed an official delegation from the Comanche Nation, led by Vice-Chair LaNora Parker, Quanah's great-granddaughter. Don Parker, Quanah's great-grandson, sang the Quanah Parker song. Location: Tri-County Meals Building, 220 E. Main St., Quitaque, TX 79255.
QUITAQUE, TEXAS, SEPT. 14, 2019, 3 PM - Caprock Canyons State Park outside Quitaque, Texas (home of the Official Texas State Bison Herd) hosted a major celebration, hosted by Park Superintendent Donald Beard. More than two dozen Comanches, most of them descendants of Quanah, were present. Singers and drummers presented a multi-faceted program, much in the Comanche language. My Comancheria Institute sponsored this event. Location: Caprock Canyons State Park.