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Dallas Historical Society



Cynthia Ann Parker

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer, Weekend
Formats
Field Trip, On Campus Program
Grades
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Community/Fam., Talented/Gifted
Standards

Description

This is a first person interpretation/character performance of the life and experiences of Cynthia Ann Parker who was kidnapped by the Comanche Indians in the Republic of Texas in 1836. During her twenty-three years with the Comanche she became the wife of a powerful Comanche tribal leader. Cynthia Ann was re-captured by Captain Sul Ross and his group of Texas Rangers. Cynthia Ann's story is dramatic, and full of happiness and sadness. She was the mother of Quannah Parker, who became a powerful and famous Comanche leader who became the liaison between Texas reservation Indians and the State of Texas’ government. Presenter wears period clothing and will have touchable artifacts to enhance the program.

Students Will

  • Learn about Cynthia Ann Parker (mother of Quannah Parker)
  • Analyze the relationship between Native Americans and settlers.
  • Identify the role of Quannah Parker's life as a man living in two cultures.

Details

Dates: Open
Times: Open
Duration: Approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour (“Question and Answer” session is optional)
School Fee: $300 First Performance; $100 (each) 2nd and 3rd Performance (same character, same day). Max three in one day.
Minimum Attendance: 1
Maximum Attendance: 150
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: Microphone may be required for groups over 50
Other Information:

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: Call (214) 421-4500 x104 or email DHS Booking at [email protected]
Deadline: Two weeks in advance
Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given for absent students. Any field trip may be cancelled with full refund up to 48 hours before the scheduled program(s) and/or special event(s). Any field trip cancelled with less than 48 hours notice of the scheduled program(s) and/or special event(s) – including failure to cancel – will not be refunded. All program(s) and special event(s) will begin promptly at the time scheduled. The Dallas Historical Society is not responsible for groups who arrive late. No program delay or refund will be issued for tardiness. All outreach programs or performances will begin at the time scheduled and will last 45 minutes to an hour. Please have all participating students seated and ready to go by outreach program or performance start time. Failure to do so may result in an abbreviated program or performance. All programs and special events cancelled by the school as a result of a district-wide closing and/or adverse weather will not be refunded. Affected programs and special events will either be rescheduled or may receive credit toward future programming. All programs and special events cancelled by the Dallas Historical Society for adverse weather or other conditions beyond our control will be refunded or rescheduled.
After School Policy: All after school programs or performances will begin at the time scheduled and will last 45 minutes to an hour. Please have all participating students seated and ready to go by after school program or performance start time. Failure to do so may result in an abbreviated program or performance.

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