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.
tickets $40 to $75
preshow Meet & Greet available separately
Printable PDF of full event schedule
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
Breakfast at the Country Club
Friday, June 18, 6 AM to 9 AM
free; limited to first 300 to register; map
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
Full schedule here.
We are fortunate to have numerous musicians participating in the Gathering, including Nashville favorite Larry Gatlin; The Red Dirt Rangers from Tulsa, OK; local supergroup Hillbilly Weed; Monica Taylor, Travis Fite, Jared Tyler, and Casey Van Beek; and many more. Live music will staged at multiple locations in Quanah, with drummers and dancers at the Medicine Mounds campsite.
see musicians performing
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 speakers — speakers schedule