Lubbock: Lubbock: Following the Quanah Parker Trail
June 3, 2014 - 1:00pm to 5:30pm
Installation of a Quanah Parker arrow marker.
Members of OLLI at Texas Tech are eligible to join volunteers and historians of the Quanah Parker Trail and the Texas Plains Trail Region on Tues., June 3, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., for an enlightening tour of approximately half a dozen giant steel arrow sculptures, all within an hour of Lubbock, which mark key sites along which Quanah Parker led the Comanche tribe. (Exact itinerary to be determined; sites may include museums, ancient paths, battle sites, and more.)
Quanah Parker, an American Indian and chief in the Comanche tribe, was an important figure in the tribe's resistance to white settlement and adjustment to reservation life. The The Llano Estacado of West Texas was once the stronghold of the Comanche, the Indians known as the Lords of the Plains, and the Quanah Parker Trail preserves the stories of the last chief whose tribe navigated much of Texas. Few historical markers have showed the way to key sites and travel routes of our rich Native heritage, until now. To date, more than 70 giant steel arrow sculptures across the Texas Plains mark key sites along which Quanah Parker led his tribe.