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Left: Brigadier General Lawrence Sullivan Ross; Right: Cynthia Ann Parker nursing her daughter Topsannah (Prairie Flower) in 1861.Listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google. Read the transcript below. Subscribe Apple Podcasts — Spotify — Stitcher — Google Podcasts The last public speech [Quanah Parker] gave was at the Texas State Fair. And he told audiences, “I challenge you to go forth and tell Texas history straight up.”—Dustin TahmahkeraTo understand how the Texas Rangers’ legend took hold, we explore three stories about their early conflicts with Native and Mexican American people. First, we follow the footsteps of Ranger captain Jack Coffee Hays, up Enchanted Rock to the site of his famous shootout with Comanche warriors. Then, the Comanche scholar Dustin Tahmahkera explains the abduction story of Cynthia Ann Parker and the life of her son Quanah Parker. Finally, we visit the Guadalupe Mountains, near El Paso,…

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