Details for Pease River Battlefield (Atlas Number 5155003966)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5155003966

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Marker Number 3966
Atlas Number 5155003966
Marker Title Pease River Battlefield
Index Entry Pease River Battlefield
Address SH 6
City Crowell
County Foard
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 433008
UTM Northing 3760342
Subject Codes women, women's history topics; military topics; Native Americans
Marker Year 1936
Designations
Marker Location In city park, SH 6
Marker Size 1936 Centennial - Highway Marker (pink granite)
Marker Text (site located 8 miles northeast) In 1860, at the Battle of Pease River, Indian captive Cynthia Ann Parker and her daughter, Prairie Flower, were rescued by Texas Rangers under Captain L. S. Ross (later Governor of Texas). Cynthia Ann, most celebrated of all Comanche captives, had been taken at age 9 in a raid on Fort Parker, May 19, 1836. Traders who saw her later said she had taken the name "Naduah" and wished to remain among her adopted people. She married Chief Peta Nocona, by whom she had 2 sons, Pecos and Quanah Parker. Although she was returned to her uncle's family, she was never completely happy and tried to escape several times. She died 1864. (1968)