Quanta Parker was the son of Cynthia (sp) Ann Parker, a white woman who was captured by the Comanche's outside of Fort Worth, Texas. She married a Comanche war chief and Quanta was their son.When Quanta grew up he became a war chief also and was a massive pain for the Texas settlers in and around north and north west Texas. The Comanches were especially blood thursty and have been referred to as the best mounted calvary in the world. They were defeated only after the introduction of the Colt Six Shooter by the Texas Rangers in the 1830s and 1840s. As aside, the Rangers adopted the weapon when no one else in the US wanted the weapon. Check the Texas Ranger web site for more interesting history on them (not the baseball team).
The citizens in and around Weatherford, Texas were upset after one raid by Quanta's band and chased him up into the area around Lubbock and Amarillo, Texas where he was captured. He was dragged back to Weatherford and eventually became a citizen of the community. The Weatherford Masonic lodge book that I read mentions him as a member of the lodge. Texas, unlike Oklahoma and other states, did not herd the indians into reservations. The Comanches were assimilated into our population and now we are them and they are us. He is buried in the Weatherford cemetery, as are the cowboys that were portrayed in Lonesome Dove. Weatherford is also the hometown of Mary Martin (the original Peter Pan) and her son Larry Hagman (sp) of "Dallas" fame. The Weatherford library has a large collection of historical items, but I cannot find a web site for them.