The last chief of the Comanches and the fall of an empire - Dustin Tahmahkera
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The short film Quanah Parker: The Last Comanche Chief (2012), by Quanah’s great-grandsons Ron Parker and the late Vincent Parker is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5F3CeIjNZU.
For more information on Quanah Parker and his family, see Bill Neeley’s book The Last Comanche Chief: The Life and Times of Quanah Parker (1995).
On Comanche history, see Pekka Hämäläinen’s book The Comanche Empire (2008).
Quanah’s co-starring role in the silent film The Bank Robbery (1908) can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q87ooO6B74. For more on Quanah’s role in The Bank Robbery and his children’s roles in other films, see Dustin Tahmahkera’s article “Hakarʉ Marʉʉmatʉ Kwitaka? Seeking Representational Jurisdiction in Comanchería Cinema” (2018) in the journal Native American and Indigenous Studies.
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