COMANCHE AND NATIVE AMERICAN SITES
Fort Worth is rich in Western history and colorful heritage. Perhaps, the story of Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker is one of the best known frontier tales in American history. The Comanches, known as the "Lords of the Plains", were regarded as perhaps the most dangerous Indians Tribes in the frontier era. The U.S. Army established Fort Worth because of the settler concerns about the threat posed by the many Indians tribes in Texas. The Comanches were the most feared of these Indians.Take a look below at the many Native American and Comanche related sites of interest available in Fort Worth.
Burke Burnett Building on Main - present-day Worthington Bank
Burke Burnett and Quanah Parker were very close friends. Burke was a rancher and leased land from some of the Indian reservations, Quanah's land in the Comanche Nation being among them. The Burke Burnett Building was built in 1914 and restored in 1980. It is currently located on Main Street in Downtown Sundance Square Fort Worth.
500 Main Street | Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Fire Station #1
This museum provides a complete history of Fort Worth, including images of Quanah Parker in Fort Worth.
E. 2nd Street | Commerce Street | Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Heritage Trail Markers
Take a walk through downtown and discover the people and events that shaped Fort Worth's rich history. See the Marker detailing Cynthia Ann Parker's abduction from her family compound at Fort Parker during a Comanche raid.
Main Street | 8th Street | Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Historic Pickwick hotel
In 1885, Quanah Parker and another Comanche Chief named Yellow Bear were sharing a room while visiting Fort Worth. A gas lamp in the Chief's room was not extinguished properly and resulted in death for Yellow Bear. Quanah survived the accident. It was never determined which of the two chiefs didn't extinguish the lamp properly. The Hotel is no longer standing but was near the location of the Chisholm Trail Mural.
115 W. 3rd Street | Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Sid Richardson Museum and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
This free museum has important collections featuring the Plains Indians. In conjunction with the Fort Worth Central Library, the Sid Richardson Museum will present special reenactments of Cynthia Ann Parker with Q&A session to follow at the Library. Visit www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org for more info.
309 Main Street | Sundance Square | Fort Worth, Texas 76102
In 1909, Quanah Parker and 36 Comanche braves participated in the first-ever indoor rodeo, the Fort Worth Fat Stock Show at Cowtown Coliseum, now called the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show. There is a historical display with images of Quanah.
121 East Exchange Avenue | Fort Worth, Texas 76164
Quanah Parker Statue
Quanah was a frequent visitor to the Fort Worth Stockyards. A memorial was built in his honor, located beside the Fort Worth Visitor Center on Exchange Avenue.
130 E. Exchange Avenue | Fort Worth, Texas 76164
One of the finest small museums in Texas, the Stockyards Museum located in the historic Livestock Exchange building in the Fort Worth Stockyards has a number of Comanche artifacts on display in the Quanah Parker Exhibit.
131 E Exchange Avenue # 113 | Fort Worth, Texas 76164
Texas Trail of Fame
Located in the Historic Stockyards, the Texas Trail of Fame holds stars to honor the contributions individuals made to our Western ways of life. Quanah, Cynthia Ann and Peta Nocona, Cynthia Ann's husband are all honored.
Stockyards National Historic District | Fort Worth, Texas 76164
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
This free museum offers the most diverse and extensive collection of American art in Fort Worth and includes collections featuring the Plains Indians.
3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard | Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Log Cabin Village
Come see the Parker Cabin, which is the cabin Cynthia Ann Parker and her daughter, Topsannah were brought to when they were forcibly taken from their Comanche tribe in 1860 by the Rangers. This cabin is the oldest structure in Tarrant County.
2100 Log Cabin Village Lane | Fort Worth, Texas 76109
Other Areas of Fort Worth
National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum
Quanah Parker was in the first group of Hall of Fame inductees in 2003. He is one of only 63 current inductees.
3400 Mount Vernon Street | Fort Worth, Texas 76103
Quanah Parker Park
Located on the banks of the Trinity River on the East side of town, enjoy this nice shaded green space that is home to many different animal habitats.
5401 Randol Mill Road | Fort Worth, Texas 76103