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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/performance of the life and experiences of Cynthia Ann Parker. Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by the Comanche Indians in 1836 when she was nine years old, and she became a member of the Comanche tribe. She ended up marrying a Comanche chief. Twenty-three years later, Cynthia Ann was re-captured by Captain Sul Ross and his group of Texas Rangers, and she was returned to her white relatives. Cynthia Ann's story is dramatic, and full of happiness and sadness. She was the mother of Quannah Parker, who became the most powerful and famous Comanche chief of all.

Students Will

  • Learn about Cynthia Ann Parker (mother of Quannah Parker)
  • Learn about the life of an important female in Texas history.
  • Learn about Native Americans and the Comanches.
  • Learn about Texas history.

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 Booking@dallashistory.org.
Deadline: Two weeks in advance
Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given for absent students. Any field trip, excluding the Chuckwagon, may be cancelled with full refund up to 48 hours before the scheduled program(s) and/or special event(s). Because of the popularity of the Chuckwagon field trip program, cancellation must be made within eight weeks of the program date in order to receive a full refund. 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 or 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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