Chief Quanah Parker of the Kwahadi Comanche, 1892. The the son of Comanche chief Peta Nocona and Cynthia Ann Parker, a European American, Quanah emerged as a dominant figure, particularly after the 'Comanches' final defeat. The US appointed Quanah principal chief of the entire nation once the people had gathered on the reservation and later introduced general elections. With seven wives and 25 children, Quanah had numerous descendants. Many people in Texas and Oklahoma claim him as an ancestor.