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The Resource Frontier blood : the saga of the Parker family, Jo Ella Powell Exley

Frontier blood : the saga of the Parker family, Jo Ella Powell Exley

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Frontier blood : the saga of the Parker family
Title
Frontier blood
Title remainder
the saga of the Parker family
Statement of responsibility
Jo Ella Powell Exley
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A must read for anyone with an interest in the far Southwest or Native American history
  • The descendants of Elder John Parker were a strange and often brilliant family who may have changed the course of Texas and Western history. Their obsession with religion and their desire for land took them from Virginia to Georgia, Tennessee, Illinois, and finally Texas. From their midst came Cynthia Ann, taken captive by Comanches as a young girl and recaptured as an adult to live in grief among her birth family until she died. From their line too came her son, Quanah Parker, last of the great Comanche war chiefs--and first of their great peace leaders. Although the broad outlines of the stories of Cynthia Ann and Quanah are familiar, Jo Ella Powell Exley adds a new dimension by placing them in the context of the stubborn, strong, contentious Parker clan, who lived near and dealt with restive Indians across successive frontiers until history finally brought them to Texas, where their fate changed. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary accounts, including several first-person stories, the author follows Cynthia Ann through her life in the Indian camp & eventually her recapture by her birth family. She also tells the dramatic story of Quanah Parker through childhood, battle, surrender, & reservation life. This narrative is filled with authentic flavor and sets straight a story that has sometimes been distorted. It offers new insight if not a definitive interpretation of Cynthia Ann Parker's last years, providing a more complex picture of the 'white' years of a woman who had matured among the Comanches since the age of nine. Among the documents from which Exley draws are a short autobiography of Daniel Parker, Rachel Parker Plummer's two narratives of her Indian captivity, James Parker's account of his search for Rachel & the other captives, & several autobiographical accounts Quanah dictated to his friends. Exley tells a compelling story and gives rich character insights into the extended Parker family. But she also does more: she gives a feeling of what it was really like to live on the frontier in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. -- Publisher description
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Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 976.4/004974/00922
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F385
LC item number
.E95 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University
Series volume
no. 90
Label
Frontier blood : the saga of the Parker family, Jo Ella Powell Exley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-321) and index
Contents
  • 3.
  • Plain and Unpolished -- The Diamond in the Rough State
  • 24
  • Part II.
  • Rachel
  • 4.
  • Father, Forgive Them
  • 41
  • 5.
  • Vengeance Is Mine
  • Part I.
  • 61
  • 6.
  • How Checkered Are the Ways of Providence
  • 82
  • Part III.
  • James W.
  • 7.
  • The Tongue of Slander
  • 97
  • 8.
  • Daniel
  • The House of God
  • 106
  • 9.
  • Sundry Charges
  • 113
  • 10.
  • Called Home
  • 122
  • Part IV.
  • Cynthia Ann
  • 1.
  • 11.
  • Miss Parker
  • 133
  • 12.
  • The Hand of Savage Invasion
  • 144
  • 13.
  • The Long-Lost Relative
  • 165
  • 14.
  • A Poor Sinner
  • Thirsting for Glory
  • 183
  • 15.
  • It Was Quanah
  • 202
  • 16.
  • So Many Soldiers
  • 219
  • 17.
  • Blood upon the Land
  • 3
  • 231
  • 18.
  • I Lived Free
  • 252
  • 2.
  • The Wrong Road
  • 11
Control code
46835787
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 331 p.
Isbn
9781585441365
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001002241
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): 3rd printing, 2009. Purchased. Paperbound.
Other physical details
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Label
Frontier blood : the saga of the Parker family, Jo Ella Powell Exley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-321) and index
Contents
  • 3.
  • Plain and Unpolished -- The Diamond in the Rough State
  • 24
  • Part II.
  • Rachel
  • 4.
  • Father, Forgive Them
  • 41
  • 5.
  • Vengeance Is Mine
  • Part I.
  • 61
  • 6.
  • How Checkered Are the Ways of Providence
  • 82
  • Part III.
  • James W.
  • 7.
  • The Tongue of Slander
  • 97
  • 8.
  • Daniel
  • The House of God
  • 106
  • 9.
  • Sundry Charges
  • 113
  • 10.
  • Called Home
  • 122
  • Part IV.
  • Cynthia Ann
  • 1.
  • 11.
  • Miss Parker
  • 133
  • 12.
  • The Hand of Savage Invasion
  • 144
  • 13.
  • The Long-Lost Relative
  • 165
  • 14.
  • A Poor Sinner
  • Thirsting for Glory
  • 183
  • 15.
  • It Was Quanah
  • 202
  • 16.
  • So Many Soldiers
  • 219
  • 17.
  • Blood upon the Land
  • 3
  • 231
  • 18.
  • I Lived Free
  • 252
  • 2.
  • The Wrong Road
  • 11
Control code
46835787
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 331 p.
Isbn
9781585441365
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001002241
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): 3rd printing, 2009. Purchased. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill.

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