August Meeting

The book: Empire of the Summer Moon by S C Gwynne

Date: Saturday evening 8/16/2014 at 6pm

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It is story of America’s manifest destiny colliding with native Americans who were very powerful warriors. Below is a link to some programs at the Fort Worth Library about this part of Texas history. One of the presentations is by the great grandson of Quanah Parker, the last Comanche chief:

Comanche Nation: The Story of Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker at: http://fortworthtexas.gov/library/info/default.aspx?id=101296

There are some more interesting programs and exhibits that deepen the understanding of Comanche history and culture at the Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center at: http://www.comanchemuseum.com/mission_history

Also, I am posting the link to the article “Showdown at Waggoner Ranch” by Gary Cartwright. Thanks to Peggy. It gives some details about the Waggoner Ranch, association of the Waggoners and Quanah Parker: http://www.texasmonthly.com/content/showdown-waggoner-ranch?fullpage=1

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