Quanah Parker descendant speaks March 25

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On Saturday, March 25 attendees will hear stories passed down from Comanche chief Quanah Parker when Lance Tahmahkera, great-great grandson of Parker, speaks at 10 a.m. at the Brazoria County Courthouse, 111 E. Cedar in Angleton.

Hosted by the Brazoria County Historical Museum, Tahmahkera will share various stories from the origins of the tribe, life on the plains and reservation, Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker, to current events. He will also share tribal children stories, many of which are not found in books.

Tahmahkera will also bring various items such as regalia, a buckskin dress, bow/arrows and old photos that can be passed around.

Born and raised in Fort Worth, Tahmahkera has worked for Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth for the past 37 years. Growing up, his parents stayed close to the Comanche traditions, much of his youth was spent at pow-wows and learning stories passed down through generations about ancestors and tribal ways.

This free program will be held in the fourth floor courtroom of the Courthouse. All ages are welcome to attend. For more information call 979-864-1208 or follow the Museum on Facebook.

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