Where Is Quanah Parker Buried?


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Quanah Parker died on Feb. 23, 1911 and is buried at Chief's Knoll section of the Fort Sill Post Cemetery at Lawton, Oklahoma. His previous resting place was Post Oak Mission Cemetery near Cache, Oklahoma.

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Quanah Parker was a son of a Comanche chief Peta Nocona and Cynthia Ann Parker, a white captive. He was a prominent Comanche Indian chief and one of the leaders of the Native American Church. Quanah Parker gained reputation as a warrior among the Quahadi Comanche band, and after the Red River War of 1874 to 1875, the U.S. administration appointed him a Comanche chief. He died as a wealthy and respected man and was initially buried near his residence called the Star House in Cache, Oklahoma. In 1957, expansion of a military base forced the relocation of Post Oak Mission Cemetery and the reburial of Quanah Parker and his family to their final resting place.

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