Commanche Nation wants to buy home of Quanah Parker


Last updated 12/4/2014 at 10:04am

Preservation Oklahoma

The Quanah Parker Star house was built around 1890 by the Comanche chief and purchased by his daughter, Mrs. Birdsong, upon the chief's death in 1911. Although no one can be certain why Parker painted the stars on his roof, lore has it that he meant it as a display of rank and importance equal to a military general. The Preservation Oklahoma organization has listed the Star House as endangered.

CACHE, OK-The Comanche Nation of Oklahoma has offered to buy the Quanah Parker Star House, the home of famed Chief Quanah Parker that's fallen into disrepair:

The Star House today belongs to Wayne Gipson and his sister, who inherited it from their uncle, who obtained it through a trade with Quanah Parker's daughter in the 1950s. Quanah's daughter left the future of Star House up to the Gipson's uncle.

"... if anything is to be done with the Star House, she felt it would be up to him, and if he would trade her a livable house for the Star House, she would go along with the trade,"...

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