Quanah Parker Medicine Mounds Gathering 2021

Quanah, Texas | June 17-20, 2021

If you're ready to get outside and see something new, come to Quanah, Texas in June!

The Medicine Mounds, four dolomite mounds southeast of Quanah, are culturally significant to many Comanche, and to the descendants of Quanah Parker. The Quanah Parker Society is hosting a 4-day event that allows public access to these landmarks, celebrates Comanche culture, and highlights the history of the area. Activities will take place both at the Mounds and in Quanah.

Larry Gatlin In Concert
with The Red Dirt Rangers and Darby Sparkman
Quanah High School Auditorium
Friday, June 18, 6:30 PM
tickets $40 to $75
preshow Meet & Greet available separately
click here to get tickets

Printable PDF of full event schedule

Selected Events

Camping at the Medicine Mounds
Thursday, June 17 to Sunday, June 21
$50 for all three nights
reserve your campsite here
QPS 5K Spirit Run and 1 Mile Walk
Saturday, June 19
Onsite registration begins at 7 AM
Both events begin at 8 AM
$25 registration fee
210 Mercer St, in Quanah
register here
Breakfast at the Country Club
Friday, June 18, 6 AM to 9 AM
free; limited to first 300 to register; map
register here
Sweat Lodge at the Medicine Mounds
Thursday, June 17 to Saturday, June 19, 8 PM
free; separate for men and women
limited to first 15 for each day's lodges; map
register here

Full schedule here.

Speakers: History and Culture

On Friday and Saturday beginning at 1 PM, multiple history and culture sessions will be held in the Quanah High School Auditorium, including some panel presentations and several individual lectures. Whether your interests lean to Dr. Joaquin Rivaya-Martinez (pictured) of Texas State University at San Marcos, one of the foremost experts on 18th and 19th century Comanche history, discussing "Comanches and the Land: a Symbiotic Relationship," or hearing author W.K. Stratton on "What Really Happened at the so-called Battle of the Pease River," or panels of members of the Parker Family or the Comanche Indian Veterans Association, the topics and speakers should be fascinating.

see speakersspeakers schedule