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XIT General Office/Q.P. Arrow Hartley Co.

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Hidden : 09/09/2008
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Easy PnG at a Texas Historical Site A Quanah Parker Arrow has been added at this location.

UPDATE: A Quanah Parker Arrow was added so I am adjusting the cache Title but am including the original name and adding the Q.P. arrow information.


No one from the pages of Indian history carries more clout or mystique than the name of Quanah Parker, last chief of the Comanches. In war, his equal was never seen, but when the inevitable “taming of the west” ensued in the late 1870s, he transferred that war chief ability into a positive force that would shape his Comanche people and the entire future of Indian law and religion. Much more can be found at http://www.quanahparker.org/



The Comanche Indians once dominated vast areas of North America—and yet, forced onto reservations, they left little record of their own story. Today a network of 22-foot-tall steel arrows by artist Charles A. Smith marks sites where the Comanches, and their last chief, Quanah Parker, hunted, traded, lived, traveled, and fought. Retrace the footsteps and hoofbeats of the “Lords of the Plains” as you honor their rich culture and history, and learn about a past that is written on the land.<br />
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What started out as a group of enthusiastic regional citizens interested in telling the fascinating story of Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker turned into a public art and commemorative project to mark the sites of Native history in the former Comancheria. Since 2011, the Texas Plains Trail Region's Quanah Parker Trail Steering Committee has facilitated the research about these sites, and overseen installation of more than 70 arrows marking the nearly forgotten-to-public-memory history of the Native American Comanche presence in the Texas Panhandle, predating the arrival of Anglo ranchers and settlers.
More detailed information and arrow map can be found here. Quanah Parker Trail Hartley County 1

Many arrow markers have already been plotted in geocaching applications, and historical events and dedications are scheduled at the arrow sites.

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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