A Handsomely Decorated Henry Rifle Honoring the Last War Chief of the Comanches & The Red River War of 1874-75
Right side features a highly detailed depiction of the Battle of Adobe Walls, with Indian warriors from various tribes circling and attacking the barren outpost. While buffalo hunters fire their rifles at the raiders, several warriors attempt to enter the building from the roof. The scene is identified with the legend “Battle of Adobe Walls.” Additionally, a portrait of Quanah Parker in his Comanche war chief headdress is featured to the right, with the Parker Family’s distinctive Star House below. With its distinctive 22 stars on the roof, it was Quanah’s haven until his death in 1911. The artwork on both sides of the receiver is framed by flowing scrollwork to complement the illustrations.
Left side features a portrait of Quanah Parker in traditional Comanche attire with his braids wrapped in otter fur. To the right is buffalo hunter and sharpshooter Billy Dixon, an important figure in both the Battle of Adobe Walls and other battles of the Red River War. Dixon served as an army scout and received the Medal of Honor for heroic efforts at the Battle of Buffalo Wallow. Col. Ranald Mackenzie, the U.S. Army officer who battled Quanah for years, then assisted the war chief as he began his life on the reservation is also featured. Amid the portraits, a map of the Texas Panhandle denotes the locations of the battles of the Red River War and the site of Adobe Walls. To the left, the legend “Quanah Parker Red River War Tribute” is featured above an image of a Comanche Indian hunting a buffalo.
The Tribute recreates the classic Henry rifle in great detail. It’s been crafted by world-renowned master craftsmen of Uberti, whose recreations of history’s greatest firearms since 1959 have been acclaimed by collectors and historical firearms enthusiasts the world over. The Tribute is a fully functional, working Henry rifle in .44-40 caliber, with artwork featured in 24-karat gold and nickel, with a special blackened patinaed background to maximize the details of the design by craftsmen commissioned specifically for this Tribute by America Remembers. The 24 1/4 inch half-octagonal blued barrel and tubular magazine elegantly complement the Henry’s brass frame and polished walnut stocks.
After twenty-five years of nomadic Indian life, life on the reservation was as difficult for Quanah as it was for other Indians, but he responded to the change in a most positive way. He became a “middle man,” encouraging trade with the white man and in understanding their culture and religion while retaining his ties to Indian tradition, beliefs, and family.
Photo courtesy of the Museum of The Great Plains, Morris Swett Collection.
The Tribute rifle is issued under Agreement with the Quanah Parker Descendants Association.
We also greatly acknowledge the assistance of the Friends of the Hutchinson County Museum, Borger, TX and the Museum of the Great Plains, Lawton, OK.
Since the “Quanah Parker Red River War Tribute” is a working rifle, we will arrange delivery through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice.
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