Skip to main content

The last chief of the Comanches and the fall of an empire - Dustin Tahmahkera


4,010 Questions Answered

TEDEd Animation

Let’s Begin…

Late one night in 1871, a group of riders descended on a sleeping army camp, stole about 70 horses, and disappeared. Led by a young chief named Quanah Parker, the raid was the latest in a long series of altercations along the Texas frontier between Indigenous people and United States forces. Who was this brave warrior? Dustin Tahmahkera details the life of the last chief of the Comanches.

What year did Quanah and his band move to the reservation in Oklahoma?

About TED-Ed Animations

TED-Ed Animations feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Are you an educator or animator interested in creating a TED-Ed Animation? Nominate yourself here »

Meet The Creators

  • Educator Dustin Tahmahker
  • Director Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat
  • Narrator Dustin Tahmahker
  • Animator Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat
  • Storyboard Artist Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat
  • Art Director Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat
  • Compositor Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat
  • Music Cem Misirlioglu
  • Sound Designer Cem Misirlioglu
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Script Editor Soraya Field Fiorio
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

More from Everyone Has a Story