artist, quanah parker burgess
Comanche Chief Quanah Parker had stars painted on the roof of his home to mimic those on the uniforms of the U.S. military officers.Quanah made a fortune leasing out the grazing rights on Indian held territory. His fortune improved, as did his fame. The moneys came from cattlemen he had befriended. Over the years he would host numerous guests, from fellow Comanches to President Teddy Roosevelt . He died on February 23, 1911, at the time of writing this exactly 100 years ago to the day.