Download PDF by Jo Ella Powell Exley: Frontier Blood: Saga of the Parker Family (Centennial Series

By Jo Ella Powell Exley

ISBN-10: 1585441368

ISBN-13: 9781585441365

ISBN-10: 1585449482

ISBN-13: 9781585449484

Drawing on a wealth of up to date money owed, together with a number of first-person tales, Jo Ella Powell Exley follows Cynthia Ann-Parker—a descendant of Elder John Parker—last of the nice Comanche battle chiefs— via her existence within the Indian camp and finally her recapture via her delivery kin. She additionally tells the dramatic tale of Quanah Parker via formative years, conflict, quit, and reservation life.
 
This narrative units immediately a narrative that has occasionally been distorted, supplying new perception of Cynthia Ann Parker’s final years, offering a fancy photo of the “white” years of a girl who had matured one of the Comanches because the age of nine.
 
 
Among the files from which Exley attracts are a quick autobiography of Daniel Parker, Rachel Parker Plummer’s narratives of her Indian captivity, James Parker’s account of his look for Rachel and the opposite captives and a number of other autobiographical debts Quanah dictated to his friends.
 
 
 
First released in 2001, Frontier Blood received the Summerfield G. Roberts award and the Rupert Richardson award.
 

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Each weekend the Baptist preacher would leave his farm on either Friday evening or Saturday morning, depending on how far he had to travel. Often he would conduct services on both Saturday and Sunday. One of the important sacraments of the Predestinarian Baptists was the ritual washing of each other’s feet, in which members demonstrated their humility and love for each other. People came from miles around to participate and to join in Christian fellowship. Daniel Parker was happy with his new church home even though he and his family were nearly destitute.

It would be a capital thing if we could preserve the golden mean in the education of ministers, and especially young ones. . They are taught—or rather in our modern institutions, they are carried over superficially, a wide field in science and literature, and learn very little of THAT BOOK, doctrinally, practically and spiritually, which God has given, and out of which he has commanded them to teach the people. Some of these illiterate old men have studied the Bible carefully, and with prayer, and guided by plain common-sense, and deep reverence for the things of God, overflow with true Biblical knowledge, and spiritual emotions; though they sometimes make blunders in speech and miss the meaning of figurative language.

11 The principal river was the Wabash, and the area was drained on the north and west by Lamotte Creek. Although the prairies and river bottoms were swampy, the land was rich, black loam in some places and sandy soil in others, providing good farm land in most areas. 12 Hard work and danger lay ahead for the Parkers. The Indians still roamed the forests, and the howls of wolves and the screams of panthers chilled the hearts of the settlers on long, lonely nights in their cabins. 16 Daniel was no longer a poor man.

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