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Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
May 23, 2013 M. Timothy Nolting   

Courtesy photo - Cynthia Ann Parker (Nadua) with her two-year-old daughter Topsannah (Prairie Flower).

One hundred and seventy-seven years ago, Cynthia Ann Parker was taken captive by a band of Comanche warriors and in her 24 years of captivity became Comanche.
Cynthia was the 9-year-old daughter of Silas and Lucy Parker of Crawford County, Illinois.

In 1836 Cynthia’s grandfather, John Parker was recruited by Texas to establish a settlement in central Texas. John Parker was experienced in negotiations with several Indian tri...

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