Indian Captive Taken as a Child in Texas
Cynthia Ann Parker (circa 1825-1870) was kidnapped and adopted by the Comanche at the age of nine, and lived with them for 24 years. She married chief Peta Nocona and had three children with him, including Quanah Parker. She was "rescued" at age 34, and spent the remaining years of her life refusing to adjust to life in white society.
Image: Cynthia Ann Parker after being
returned to the Parker family