From the Archive: Quanah Parker & the Rise & Fall of the Comanches

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What was Texas like when it was still wild – just after independence in the mid 19th Century? Journalist S.C. Gwynne tells the legendary story of the 1836 kidnapping of nine-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker and its consequences in his highly-acclaimed new book “Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History” (Scribner, 2010). He’ll be our guest this hour.

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