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Quanah Parker (late 1840’s-1911) was a Native American leader and the last chief of the Quahadi Comanche Indians. His name means “fragrant”. While most Comanche warriors chose different names upon entering adulthood, Quanah kept his childhood name. Quanah’s mother, Cynthia Ann Parker, was captured by Indians in 1836 and adopted into the Nocona Comanche band. Her name became Nadua (Someone Found”). She fell in love with and married a Comanche warrior. She bore two sons and one daughter before being re-captured by Texas Rangers who reunited her with her family. She demanded to be taken back to her husband, but was repeatedly refused. After her daughter died of illness, Nadua starved herself to death. Quanah may have kept his childhood name since that was what his mother had called him before she was recaptured. Her husband, Peta Nacona, died shortly after his wife’s capture. He was already in ill health, and plagued by a wound which hastened his demise. Before he died, he told his son, Quanah, about the capture of Nadua by the whites. Other tribesmen began to taunt Quanah about being a half-breed. Quanah subsequently left to join the Destanyuka tribe, led by Chief Wild Horse. In time, … Continue reading Quanah Parker

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Richard Cassaro is a journalist, speaker and author of “Written In Stone: Decoding The Secret Masonic Religion Hidden In Gothic Cathedrals And World Architecture.” The book uncovers a lost Wisdom Tradition that was practiced globally in antiquity, found memorialized in pyramids, Triptychs, and identical images worldwide. The central tenets of this tradition have been perpetuated in Western Secret Societies. The most visible of these is the so-called “Masonic Fraternity,” an age-old chivalric Order whose ranks have included Europe’s Gothic cathedral builders and America’s Founding Fathers. Richard has two websites: and


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